Be thankful along the way

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” –
1 Thessalonians 5:18.

I am calling you to a life of thankfulness. I want all your moments to be punctuated with thanksgiving –  (Jesus Calling).    Be thankful along the way (Copy)

Unfortunately, there are many examples where I failed to thank God for all my blessings. I find myself complaining about petty items.

The weather is too hot or too cold. We need more rain or there’s been too much rain. This meat is too spicy or too bland. They get more time off to do what they want to do. Or, their grandchildren live close by and mine don’t. She’s further ahead in her writing career, or he has more accepted magazine articles than I do.

Instead, I need to be thankful for:
* Sufficient food on the table
*  Employment opportunity
*  Grandchildren alive & well
*  The gift of writing
*  My own platform to proclaim my story

I am right where God intended me to be. He placed me in this family for a reason(s).

Dear God, forgive me for daydreaming and wondering what the grass on the other side might be like. 

“You may think the grass is greener on the other side. But if you take the time to water your own grass, it would be just as green” – unknown.


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