Happy new week and Happy new month! I pray that you had a wonderful weekend! Life will never be at 100% because that would mean everything is perfect. The enemy will try to use that small percentage of imperfections to occupy your thought life. However, guarding your heart, feeding your spirit and remaining grateful can override it. As mentioned last week always being grateful is simple but at times it may not be easy. Therefore, I would like to share a few things I found that will allow you to remain grateful in order to protect your heart and most importantly protect your life.
Speak it and believe it! There is something amazing that happens when you speak the things you are grateful for. Everything shifts from focusing on the lack of to focusing on the abundance of things you are blessed with! It is even more incredible when you create a daily gratitude journal and write out the things you are grateful for. Those words if you believe it will transform you and empower you with an attitude of gratitude.
Only look back for the lessons and look forward to the blessings. God says, "do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Therefore, he has freed you so don't return to that problem or situation you were delivered from by constantly reliving the past. That's just like walking through an open door of doubt when you should be knocking down the doors of faith.
Time is not a factor! Of course, we all lose time in unfortunate situations. However, if you are blessed to be living today then become more grateful for the time you have left. That time lost God promises to restore along with equipping you for the journey moving forward.
Remember, if you desire a life of gratitude then it takes intentional focus and faith.
As always, thank you for reading and have a blessed week!
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