As the weeks have passed by so quickly in my life, with one trial after the next, the expected response from me would be to become angry and bitter.
Being thankful is being pleased and relieved. Expressing gratitude and relief. However, with all the circumstances and issues we experience, it can sometimes be very difficult to come to this expression.
How can you come to a mindset of being thankful in your life?
I recently experienced having several friends go around in a circle with me of speaking a blessing to my spirit.
It felt strange at first however after receiving so much blessing from each of my friends, I really crave experiencing this again.
What was equally rewarding was speaking blessings into my friends’ spirits as well.
There were so many positives with this expression that it helped me align to being thankful for what I already have in my life and how many friends and family is willing to catch me when I fall and also encourage me to get up and take on the trials in my life!
Count your blessings! I know this may sound cliché, however, it works!
Often when I wake up each morning, I immediately get a moment of worry about my financial and health situation.
I then make a choice to be stuck with worry or to adjust my mindset and be thankful.
Being thankful isn’t just for the Thanksgiving holiday. In Scripture, God tells us to be thankful for everything, in all circumstances.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV – Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
So what does this all mean?
Some circumstances can be worst for some than others, so should they be thankful too if their life comes crashing down on them?
The simple answer is, Yes.
When we are so down in out, we cannot hope to get out from under it, even with our friends are trying to help us out.
God in the scripture verse of 1 Thessalonians 5:18 is trying to tell us to always choose thankfulness because it boosts our soul and spirit, and empowers us to have strength through the trials in our life.
In reaching this thankfulness mindset, our friends and family then add to the encouragement and assistance in our life.
So what are you thankful for? Write them down and meditate on them each day. You may even encounter new experiences, and new friends to be thankful for.
Thank you for reading!
Neil Saint Angeland