You know when you wake up and the fresh morning air just slaps you right across the face, in just the right way? MMmmm today is that day!
I woke up in Omaha, NE after a busy weekend viewing venues with one of my brides and was overwhelmed with thankfulness. A year ago I would have never imagined I would be traveling the country planning weddings. But, that is the truth today.
The reality slap of fresh morning air I had this AM was just that. How come it is so easy to always want something else, yet when we get it, we are never happy? It is called selfishness folks! We are all there. And when we face the cold hard facts, we will continue to remain in this selfish state until we allow Christ to transform our thinking. Now this doesn’t come with a big magic poof. It takes time, and even when you get it all figured out. That big nasty attitude will sneak its way back in. We need to be on our guard, allow the Holy Spirit to show us where we need improving every single day because it is a process. And a choice.
Don’t get discouraged when you feel this way. It is natural in our human nature to be selfish, whinny, and discontent.
Be encouraged that God is for you! He has a mercy buffet with endless trips back up to the salad bar. He is not mad at you. And knows the selfish state you are in, yet loves you just the same.
Now that is something to be thankful for.
So, I encourage you today. Find something you wanted a year ago and have right now. Give thanks!