I’ve never met a thankful person who had a bad day.
Ungratefulness is like a blindness that leads us down the path of depravity until we’re trapped in the clutches of entitlement.
Take today and start thanking God for the minutia in your life. It changes attitudes quickly. When I start putting my life in context of the rest of the world, I come face to face with how ungrateful I really am. Every problem I have is a First World problem. Which calls me from wallowing in self pity to engaging with the mission of God for my life in the kingdom.
God, thank you for this glass of water.
God, thank you for this light switch and the lightbulb on the other end.
God, thank you for this countertop, this stove top, this table top.
When I’m having really “bad days,” I actually touch everything I’m thanking God for, this way my prefrontal cortex and my physical body are making the connections about what my spirt is trying to remind my flesh of: that I’m blessed beyond belief.
Once gratefulness has a firm seat in your heart, you can approach the mission of God for your life without the need to get anything from it for yourself. You’re simply concerned with one thing:
What does God get out of my day today?
And a close second:
What do others get out of my day today?