Nowadays, so many focus on what they don’t have and what’s wrong with their life, instead of what they do have and what’s good in their life. For some, it’s the difference between possessing a good attitude or a bad one. For others, it’s a matter of what they watch or listen to on the news, causing their attention to be on the negative rather than the positive. Unfortunately, so many live their lives based on this way of thinking, which is exactly what the enemy of our souls (the devil) desires.
Don’t allow the enemy to steal your joy by getting you to focus on what is wrong with your life. It only divides and separates us, based on what we believe is a need or a lack in our lives; and it only makes us miserable. For some, it’s about material possessions; for others, it might be about status. Whatever the case may be, focusing on what we don’t have will only cause us to think we are being left out, harmed or mistreated, in some form or another, because we have been trained to see what is wrong in our society.
As a consequence, we need to refocus and retrain our hearts and minds to see the positive in life. In doing so, we will become more and more thankful — thankful to God, and thankful for what we do have. As a result, we will become more satisfied with life. Purpose to think about what is good, honest, and truthful (Philippians 4:8). There is always good to be thankful for, but we must change our focus to see it.
Just a thought,
Published on Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ 9:30 PM CDT
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