“I am sorry you were rejected, you did not meet our requirements”. Shola stared blankly at the screen of her phone with the word “rejection” thrusting through her soul. Fourteen Times, she wanted to scream so desperately but couldn’t mutter a word. Why God? Is it only me that this will be happening to? My friends are having good jobs and even getting married but here I am still stuck battling job applications, not to talk more about Marriage.
I am tired God, she groaned as tears ran down her face. What can I ever be grateful for Lord, I am 35, still single and unemployed, she murmured achingly. “You have a lot to be grateful for, my child, all you have to do is just see the positive things that I have done for you.” Someone whispered
At one point in our life, we have all acted like Shola or even still behaving like her because we seem to focus on the negative things and leave the positive side of things because it seems so mundane. But, it is essential that as a believer we should learn to be grateful in every situation. Sometimes, it may seem so hard to be thankful because all we see is failures, ill health, financial constraints, and disappointments.
Just like an athlete exercising regularly to build up their physical muscles, it is essential that we also build up our gratitude muscles by being appreciative irrespective of the situation. Every morning, when we wake up to see another day, let’s endeavor to bow our heads in prayer to appreciate God for what he has done in our lives. Before eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner, let’s appreciate him for his love, this Is one of the ways we can build our gratitude muscles.
Someone once said “gratitude turns what we have into enough.” This is very true because a grateful soul will always be satisfied with whatever little they have.
How do we flex our gratitude muscles?
- Never shy away from saying thanks.
- Be Positive In every situation.
- Have a gratitude journal.
- Don’t forget the good times.
Importance of Gratitude.
- It promotes happiness.
- Improves mental wellbeing
- Relieves stress.
- Promotes positivity.
- Strengthens our faith in God.
- Helps to abolish our innermost fears.
- Fosters interpersonal relationships.
One of the good attributes David had was his ability to praise God no matter the circumstance. God loves a grateful individual, indeed when we are grateful, we will continually see much in the little.