thankfulness

What Does Gratitude Have To Do With Finding God's Will?

Do you ever struggle with figuring out what God's will is for your life? Sometimes we make discerning God's will more difficult than it has to be. In our sincere desire to carefully obey Him, we can over think things and get really bogged down in decision making.

I have good news for you! It really doesn't have to be complicated.

Let's dial it back to the big picture. I would like to propose to you that discovering God's will all starts with GRATITUDE.

IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS;

FOR THIS IS GOD'S WILL FOR YOU

IN CHRIST JESUS.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:18

Our family takes time to sit at the table and eat dinner together most nights of the week. At every meal, we go around the table and share one thing we are thankful for from that day. This is actually a form of "saying grace."

Gratitude and grace go together. As you take time to give thanks to God, grace comes to you in every area of your life. This is a definite pathway to living in peace and is the first step to finding out more specific details in regards to your destiny in God.

As Madam Blueberry says, "A thankful heart is a happy heart."

How thankful are you?

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What To Do When You're Stuck In a Holding Pattern

If you've done everything you know to do and aren't getting the breakthrough that you're feeling is supposed to come, you may be in a holding pattern.

Possible reasons for a holding pattern:

  • the people you are supposed to connect with aren't ready yet
  • the systems and tools you need haven't been invented or released yet
  • the season needs to shift and only the passing of time can shift it
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It reminds me of the feeling I get when winter lasts a couple months longer than normal. There comes a point when all I want is to see a little bit of green come back into the grass or the tips of the green daffodil shoots popping out of the ground. It can seem like spring time will never come.

When you're stuck in a holding pattern it can be so easy to get discouraged. We really have to choose to fight off the urge to give into apathy.

It's good to stay encouraged by keeping an ongoing list of everything you're thankful for. Thankfulness is a really great way to shift your outlook.

Our family takes time every day to say one thing we are thankful for. Sometimes it can feel like just a simple routine, but it is so much more. Thankfulness is a habit that once ingrained, has the power to make your whole life feel full of hope.

If thankfulness doesn't come natural to you, try setting a thankfulness reminder on your phone to go off each day.

Key Idea: Let thankfulness pull you out of apathy and into your next season!

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.

Hebrews 12:28 NIV

How to Find God's Will for Your Life

Do you ever struggle with figuring out what God's will is for your life? Sometimes we make discerning God's will more difficult than it has to be. In our sincere desire to carefully obey Him, we can overthink things and get really bogged down in decision making.

I have good news for you! It really doesn't have to be complicated.

Let's dial it back to the big picture. I would like to propose to you that discovering God's will all starts with GRATITUDE.

 

In everything give thanks;

for this is God's will for you

in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

Our family takes time to sit at the table and eat dinner together most nights of the week. At every meal we go around the table and share one thing we are thankful for from that day.

Gratitude and grace go together. As you take time to give thanks to God (out loud is best), grace comes to you in every area of your life.  This is a definite pathway to living in peace, and is the first step to finding out more specific details in regards to your destiny in God.

As Madam Blueberry says, "A thankful heart is a happy heart."

How thankful are you?

I encourage you to take five minutes to do a gratitude check on yourself now. Just click on the link below.

*The 10 seconds it will take you to sign in for the survey will be well worth your time. You will have access to a lot of other empowering surveys which I plan to have us use soon.

Gratitude Survey

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