What is rocking your boat right now? When you hear Bible verses like — in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18) — do they seem like empty words to you? What is God asking of us?
Well, I don’t always know what God is up to in my life. But I trust His Heart, and it could be that He wants me to step back and see the big picture sometimes. I believe that much of the time we can spot things to be thankful for by just looking at our world a little differently.
Look at my list below, and see if you can do something similar. Join with me in looking at life in a humorous and thankful light.
Be thankful for
tight fitting clothes — you are well fed.
your allergies — you got to stop and smell the roses.
the blisters — you were able to walk down the trail and enjoy God’s creation.
a snagged fishing line — you got to spend a day on the lake.
stepping in the dog poop — you have a loyal and trusted companion.
the Honey-Boo-Boo Reality show — your family now appears a lot more normal.
the bee sting — you will enjoy a sweet reward.
a leaking roof — the drought is gone.
the hole in your boat — you can afford to have a boat.
a dull knife, axe or saw — you are being productive.
complaints about society and government — you have the freedom of speech.
boring sermons — you have the freedom and privilege to worship.
taxes – you have a job.
long lines — the movie is a good one or the economy is improving.
the final exam — you’re getting an education.
the messes you have to clean up — you are surrounded by family and friends.
Your turn to view your circumstances from another angle. Can you add your own twist to the list?