Would you think I was totally off my rocker if I told you I have been thanking GOD for my trials???? I have not always, I used to kind of moan and sometimes scream, HELP ME!!!
But I recently read a book called the Thankful Principal by Marcia Day Brown and it is all about that and offers various testimonies on how it worked for the author. So I thought, why not. So I have begun and I also have started a bit of a journal to track this whole idea. I can say that there have been pretty significant changes, some big and some small where I am seeing positive impact.
It does say in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of GOD in Christ JESUS concerning you. NOTE: It does not say give thanks for the good times, give thanks for that raise at work, give thanks for your new grandchild, (you get it). NOPE, it says IN EVERYTHING…. I do not know about you, but to me that means EVERYTHING!
So, yes, I thank GOD for the bad, horrible, icky stuff along with the great and wonderful things and even those forgettable things in the middle. I am telling you to try it. It WILL change your heart, which will change your brain, which will change your attitude. You will notice, that things will happen, good things.
So, take a tumble with me and give it a try! I mean, how is whining and bitching working for you? Oh… and you will forget… but each time this is put in practice, it starts to feel natural and become a habit.