Give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
What we focus on grows.
If we focus on our troubles – they will grow.
Recently I had something really eating at me.
I thought and thought about it and the more I thought about it – the bigger it grew in my head. I sat down and pounded out an email in response to the problem. Then I slept on it. The next morning, I reread the email I had written and realized the problem had mushroomed in my mind. I needed to let it go. So I deleted the email and my life is better for it.
Have you done this before?
Please say I’m not alone!
The minute I was busy doing other things and started thinking a different set of thoughts – the problem shrank and I decided to just give it to God in prayer and release it.
In 1 Thessalonians 5, we are told to rejoice always, pray without ceasing and then, in all circumstances – give thanks.
After we are done singing and praying…
It is God’s will that we live with a thankful heart in ALL circumstances.
Dear friends, no woman dreams of growing up and becoming a single mom. My circumstances are disappointing but when I give thanks to God for the many ways he has blessed me in my life, a grateful heart grows inside of me.
Singing, praying and giving thanks – belong together.
It is God’s will that we live our lives this way because God knows it is best for us.
Do not let your troubles grow and mushroom in your mind, instead let your singing, praying and gratefulness grow and watch how your burdens lift!!!
Let’s release our burdens through giving thanks together today!
Please share some of the things you are thankful in the comment section below.
I can’t wait to read them!
Walk with the King,