When I was a little girl I learned a simple song at church called, Count Your Blessings. It went like this, Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings see what God has done. But in life I have found that most of us count our complaints and frustrations more than we count our blessings. Instead of seeing what God has done, many times we ask God why He hasn’t done certain things. Many of us have become people who always see the glass half-empty instead of half-full. We have got to change the way we see things. We need a new perspective.
During November it is a great time to remember that old song and to really focus on counting our blessings. I saw this recently and it really hit home.
So often we complain about how busy we are, our to do lists and all of our responsibilities when the truth is, all of our complaints are focused on things that we are blessed with.
There are people all over the world who would be overjoyed to have to manage the
stress make that blessings that we are faced with each day. Because the truth is, most of us don’t really have much to complain about.
So as Thanksgiving approaches don’t let stress over the shopping, finding the perfect turkey and a house not big enough to fit all the family, overwhelm you. Make it your mission to really focus on counting your blessings because there are millions of people who would love the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with a family crowded around a table filled with more food than anyone could possibly consume in one dinner.
If you have a desire to live a life of thankfulness one of the best ways to do this is to think of how you can help someone in need. CSI wants to encourage everyone who has been given much to ask God how you might be able to bless someone else. The Bible tells us, To whom much is given, much is required. Luke 12:48
You can visit us at http://www.compassionservices.org/#/donate-now to see the many ways you can be a blessing.
CSI wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. May we take the time to acknowledge the blessings from our Heavenly Father.