This time of year can be rough. Rejoice, are you kidding me? I spent most of the weekend completely exhausted due to lack of sleep and too many activities.
Am I the only one out there who overcommits?
Sunday morning was as hectic as ever, setting up the sound stage, doing mic checks and praying that the computer didn’t decide to do a virus update mid-sermon. To top it off, my eyes were on fire by the end of the day, and I was ready to just go to sleep.
Phil. 4:4 – “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!”
God grabbed at my heart when I got home. He made me painfully aware of how much I was complaining, how ungrateful I was being.
We all have bad days, and we have every right to not like those bad things.
However, as Christians, we must never lose sight of how blessed we actually are. For when we lose sight is when we begin to wallow in a pit of self-despair that is so hard to get out of with our own human strength.
Psalm 103:2 NLT – “Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.”
Thank the Lord that He saves us out of that pit and reminds us how much He loves us and how blessed we really are.
I recently started a thankfulness journal where I write down at least three things every night that I am thankful for.
Counting my blessings helps me regain my focus on how I don’t need a “perfect” day to be filled with joy. It also helps me to not complain about life as much as I used to.
I already have so many things to be filled with joy over, how could I ever ask for more?
Everything, from Sunday morning Community Group, to my family and for my freedom to write this post about my faith in Christ. We all have things to be thankful for.
I encourage you to start writing down things that remind you to be thankful. I believe it will help grow your faith in Christ. It will help you become more humble and it will open your eyes to how blessed you really are!
What are you thankful for? And remember…..
Psalm 147:5 NLT – “How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!”