I can’t help but notice our ability to find the worst in everything. It must take some sort of talent to be able to so carefully ignore every blessing in our life. We say life is tough, we say life is stressful, and nothing goes the way we plan, yet every time something good happens, we brush it off as nothing.
If we continue on in life and only focus on the negatives, then life will be dull indeed. But if you step away from your self-pity and look to Jesus and see all that He has blessed you with, your life will always be an exciting adventure.
You are blessed.
Pain in our lives is real. But if we continue to dwell on how bad we have it instead of rejoicing that it isn’t worse, life is just going to seem harder. Do yourself a favor and focus on the positives.
“If anything is excellent, if anything is praiseworthy, think about such things.”
I am not one of those happy-go-lucky, always cheerful, (possibly even fake) people, but I have realized that it is only when we take our focus off of ourselves and what we think is lacking in our lives and focus on Jesus and His amazing love that we will ever become truly happy. Let’s stop looking for satisfaction in material things and realize that there is so much more to life. Instead of focusing on the person that has it better than you, make the most of the life you have.
You don’t need a new car, you don’t need a nicer house, you don’t need better behaved kids, you don’t need more clothes, you don’t need more time, you don’t need a better job, you don’t need nicer people in your life, you don’t need a nicer spouse, or a spouse at all, you don’t even need more sleep.
All you need is less self-centered-ness and more gratefulness.
Look today for something new to be grateful for. If you can think of nothing, then be thankful for Christ’s wonderful grace that cleansed you from all unrighteousness. Sometimes it is the most obvious things that we are overlooking.
Happiness is a choice, so make it.