Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Frustrated vs. Thankfulness
I've had a few moments recently. I'm not going to start whining. Dan and I are praying about a lot of things, and are trusting the Lord to make a way where we have yet to see one. Sometimes when you get caught up in the rut of rehearsing all your own issues, you can find yourself very frustrated. Have you ever had those days when you are suddenly reminded of the fact your cars need replaced, your boss is annoying you, and your house has something go wrong all in the same day? Its the kicking you when your down days that you often can really feel. If you don't stop yourself from entering into a "woe is me" attitude the next thing you know you'll be in an all-out funk. Sunday Dan and I were talking and all of a sudden I started to say, "Well, so what we're frustrated about x, y, and z at least we have a roof over our head and food in our stomachs. Yes, I complain about wanting to lose weight but we're not on a forced fast.". We began to take a moment to see outside of our frustrations and started to find that we had a lot; more to be thankful for than we realized. We take so much for granted in our lives. 1 Chronicles 16:34, "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." Thank Him for what He has given you. Thank Him for who He is, and Thank Him for His goodness. Perhaps a few moments without your eyes stuck on your problems might just help you see your life in perspective. Remember you are in a season, and this too shall pass. You are blessed. Remember He does have awesome plans for your life. Be thankful, and be excited!