I hear it all the time. “You are such a positive person, don’t you have any problems?” Well let me answer that by emphatically saying, “Yes!” I do have problems, but one thing I’ve learned in my 29 years (LOL) here on earth is that “An Attitude of Gratitude!” takes you a long way in life.
I learned at an early age what I thought about the problems I encountered in my life mattered; problems came, trials and tribulations came and even heart ache and pain, but it was how I saw these issues that made all the difference in my life. I could either believe what the Bible told me according 1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” thus forcing me to believe that whatever I was going through was for a lesson or a blessing, or I could let the issue take me under. There were times when my faith wavered, but through the years, I learned to develop “An Attitude of Gratitude”, and it was this thought pattern that brought me through the process, and always on top, because I knew I would learn a lesson from the issue or I would receive a blessing from the issue.
With Thanksgiving upon us, take this time to examine your life and not just be thankful one day of the year. Develop “An Attitude of Gratitude”, every day of the year; believe that God is in control of your life according to Psalms 37:23, which says, “the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord.” Embrace this scripture; write it on the table of your heart, live by, walk by and believe it!
How can I develop “An Attitude of Gratitude” you may ask? There are several ways to achieve this, but the way I did it was by reading The Word for myself, praying for interpretation of The Word, and then believing what it said regardless of what Preachers, teachers, leachers,(J) or naysayers had to say.
Begin to believe what the Bible says about you! According to Romans 4:25, Christ loved us so much that He died for our sins, and because of His death we are now justified in the eyes of God, we are His workmanship created by Him to do good things, according to Ephesians 2:10, and thirdly begin to believe and put to practice Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.”
Think on good things and be thankful every day for what you have, His Love, His Grace & His Mercy and watch your attitude, thought patterns and your life begin to become a life of Thankfulness!
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Everyone!
Forever In His Grace,Toinette Neube