Sometimes it is hard to hear about this being “the most wonderful time of the year” when life isn’t going exactly as one could hope. I’ll say that there are some things in my life that are going wonderfully at the moment and others that I wish I could change. Something God is teaching me this year is that regardless of what circumstances we find ourselves in we always have a reason to be joyful.
I want to challenge you all to do something for the remainder of the month…
Take a few moments each day to select three things in your life that you are thankful for and give thanks to God for it. For some of you this might be an easy challenge and for others it might be a little more difficult. Regardless, I’d be willing to guess that we all can think of something to be thankful for. Maybe it is your health, for a roof over your head, for a friend, a pet, or even your salvation.
I’ve found that this has really helped me to remain focused on the things that really matter. God asks us to keep our eyes focused on Him and not on the worldly things going on around us. When I begin to take my eyes off of the world and fix them on God it gives me a reason to be joyful for the wonderful gift that was born for me so many years ago!