We are constantly reaching for something. And that ‘something’ can range from being as mundane as ‘getting a few minutes of more sleep on Monday morning’ to as serious as ‘trying to find true love’. Or even working on how to raise 10 million naira for charity.
I wont pretend to be naive. That ‘something’ sometimes has our very survival seemingly hinged on it. I have friends who have lost jobs and have dependents. ‘Something’ for them is as basic as N30,000 guaranteed monthly that would feed everyone, with small change left for commuting around Lagos.
Depending on its importance, we can have a laser clinical focus on our goals.
‘I aint seeing anything else men’
It can be that, all we are a 100% sure of is that there are some things that if we had, would make life and living a bit better.
I am not here to tell you about having a thankful heart because of all that you still have going on for you. I want to tell you we need to be thankful INSPITE of all you dont yet have going on for you.
No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
The Living Bible translation
Why? Because that’s God’s Will.
Whatever happens and is happening, whatever your hope and faith for the future is, being thankful is always right. Not when it all works out but right now.
Thank you for all the things not going on so well- that you know, that you care
Thank you that I cannot see a way out, but you can
Thank you that I cannot save myself, but you can and you have
Thank you that it will only end in praise
Thank you that it will all be for your glory
This might be the hardest thing to do. But God wants it. As much as He wants you to be out of that situation, He wants you to be thankful in it.
There’s really nothing else much to say…
Thank you Lord.
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