Expressing gratitude is a powerful way to start your day every morning. Today I decided to share excerpts from posts as far back as 2012 that I hope will encourage you to always be on the lookout for something good and be thankful for it.
If you’re struggling with infertility, it’s so easy to get caught up in all that’s going wrong, the disappointment that comes month after month, the emotional drain of it all, the possible health scares, the financial toll, and the marital problems that tend to stealthily creep in. But today, make a DECISION to look for the things in life you’ll be thankful for.
Start by remembering that God is with you. If you’ve asked Jesus into your heart, He has promised to never leave you and to always bless you with his unfailing grace. Continue to rest in knowing that God is for you and not against you (Romans 8:31). Be thankful that He has given so many examples of women who overcame infertility along with promises in the Bible that relate to your fertility. Thank Him that you can count on Him to make good on those promises (Isaiah 55:11). Even during the moments when you doubt His ability, willingness, and timing, stand firm in being thankful that He still loves you. Believe that He loves you no-matter-what, just as much as He loves Jesus (John 17:23).
Be thankful that there is nothing too hard for God, not even infertility (Genesis 18:14)!
WHY should I be grateful?
- What I have, I don’t deserve because of my goodness, rather, it’s all because of Jesus’ goodness.
- Gratitude and Peace are interconnected; the more gratitude I express to God, the more of His peace I experience.
- It’s a way to express my indebtedness to others and to God, thereby helping me to become a better servant-leader.
- Gratitude is a choice; I can just as easily choose to complain about life instead of being grateful.
I choose to celebrate that God loves me and blesses me, even when circumstances around me are teeming with reasons to not be grateful!
KEEP AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!
Choose to be grateful. Expect an abundance of good things to come your way that will reinforce and grow this attitude so you can constantly be grateful, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
What thing(s) do you do to remind yourself that, in spite of your circumstances, you have much to be grateful for?