Gratefulness is a lifestyle not an emotion

Gratefulness is a lifestyle not an emotion

Our lives have seasons, and that is very overwhelming for me sometimes because we want the next step now, so we don’t have to wait for it tomorrow. And at some point, we get frustrated when we don’t have what we excepted to have now already. The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1 that for everything there is a season, a time for every activity.

What do we do when we can’t handle not going to the next step? Even though we see a potential door for us, but God hasn’t opened it yet?

Trust me, we all go through severe patience issues daily. Sometimes, I feel like if I can do it now why not just get done with it?
Psalm 37:7 says:
Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.

This passage didn’t say it will be easy to wait but that we don’t have to wait alone, God is always with us in everything we do. And one of the things that have been helpful for me as I wait for the next step of my life is being grateful for what I have now and who Jesus is for me. If I spend my day thanking God for who he is, then I don’t have time to whine about the new apartment I need. I trust in the Lord, and that’s where I find my strength (Isaiah 40:31).

Gratefulness will help you surrender your life to God and trust that he has a better plan; which he does!

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