The Gratitude Spirit!

Don't Get Distracted!

We Need The Right Spirit!  Life comes at us from all directions and it is very easy for us to get out of whack fast!  If we are not careful, then before we know it, we can be in the wrong place, thinking the wrong thoughts and headed in the wrong direction and not even realize it.  This does not make us a bad person, it just means that our wrong spirit needs to be made right!

It Starts With The Right Foundation!  The Foundation to living a good, blessed and happy life is living with a grateful spirit!  We have to remember even when things are tough, that there is still a whole lot of good in our life.  We can ignore the bad, but we don’t need to be focused to the point of distraction by it either.  Seeds of discouragement, discontent and depression cannot take root in a grateful heart!  Even when life is bad, tough and hard, there is still much to be thankful for in our lives.  This is why a few weeks ago, I gave the my family and friends a rock to carry in their pocket – it is a simple reminder each time you touch it to think about something that you have to be grateful for!  This simple act of touching and thinking about what something you have to be grateful for causes you to refocus off of the negative and onto the positive!

Instead of!  Instead of looking at what’s wrong, start looking at what’s right!  Instead of complaining about what you don’t have, be happy with what you do have!  Instead of dwelling on how far you’ve got to go, take a look back and focus on how far God has already brought you!

Think About It!  Someone would love to have your life!  Have you thanked God lately?  In I Thessalonians 5:18 it says “In everything give thanks!”  It does not say in some things.  It does not say in what you want to.  It says in everything – the good and the bad give thanks!  Why, because God is working through the good and the bad for His glory and our blessing.  When you complain about where you are, then you will never find the energy to get to where you need to be!  Here’s The Formula:  “Complain And Remain Or Praise And Be Raised!”  This simple phrase is a reminder to you about what is really important.  Get the right spirit and keep the right spirit – you will be glad you did!