Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)
Have you ever had one of those days when everything that can go wrong does? I remember one morning, I woke up and my pet fish was dead, my parents were going to Hawaii later that day on vacation and they weren’t taking me. And to top it all off, things weren’t going well at school and each day I went stressed me out. That day, I felt like everything was going wrong and there wasn’t anything I could do about it.
I’m sure you’ve probably had a day like that where tons of things were going wrong for you and it just felt like your world was spinning out of control. In moments like those, it is a challenge to get out of bed, let along be thankful like today’s Bible verse encourages us to do.
God wouldn’t tell us to do something that we couldn’t do. So it must be possible to be thankful in all circumstances. How do we do it? I think it’s just by finding one small thing you can thank God for. Maybe it’s the fact that you didn’t have to go hungry at breakfast. Or perhaps simply the fact that you woke up in the morning. There’s power in finding a small thing to thank God for. As you focus on that small thing, others will come to your mind. The more you focus on the things in life that you can be thankful for, the more thankful you’ll become.
So choose today to find small ways to be thankful. As you focus on being thankful, the easier it becomes to be happy. So develop a lifestyle of thankfulness today.