Thankful in All Seasons No Matter What.
“Are you thankful no matter what? Perhaps you have lost your job recently, as the economy has continued to struggle. Or you may have lost your health, or a loved one. Such circumstances can be tremendously difficult. But even so, we all have much to be thankful for. Look with me at the story of a man who had every right to be bitter—but wasn’t." Billy Graham Nov 21, 2017 Read more here.
Have you ever realized how often you are never satisfied with your life, or things happening around you? Have you ever thought about why? I can only speak for myself, but in my years I have often found myself focusing on what I thought I was missing in life that I needed and not on the bounty I had.
I am also one of 'those' people that often buys things I do not need. Yes I know it does not make you feel any better, but if things are dismal, the American solution is go shopping and feel better. That of course is just a short moment of fake contentment. You still return home to your life.
I have come a huge way from doing that any more. I can actually walk into a Target store and not buy anything. I do not have any needs and I can control my wants. Staying focused on things I do have makes me realize the abundance God has already provided in my life.
Being thankful in all seasons traverses a daily path for me. Sometimes hard to be thankful when negative thoughts and judgements crowd your head. I find it is so much easier to see fault than it is thankfulness in everything. Change your thought patterns.
I know that God loves you and me unfailingly. Never wavering, he is forgiving of our blunders when we earnestly repent to him. I am so thankful to have my Father looking out for me in this life journey. Being thankful is a moment by moment prayer in our lives. Count your blessings a hundred times a day. Look around you and find the best things in your current circumstances, the best one always being, the Lord is with you. God has this covered, not just seasonally but moment by moment.
Thessalonians 5:18 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."