*Updated! Originally posted in January of 2010.
Have you ever had one of those days that absolutely nothing went right and you thought to yourself, “I should have just stayed in bed?”
Perhaps you muddled on through the day responding to others with the shortest answers possible because you just knew the day wasn’t going to get any better — and you couldn’t muster up any more strength to interact in any deep conversations.
It’s true that we all have bad days, but we miss the opportunity to be a blessing to others when we sulk about our own circumstances. I believe we also miss the opportunity to be thanking and praising God for all that He’s done for us.
Aren’t you glad that Jesus wasn’t grumbling and complaining while dying on the cross for us? He gladly laid down His life that we might have eternal life. Now that’s a thought that can make anyone’s day better when we realize that God is so good and merciful to us!
It’s hard to be grateful when we’re grumbling. On the other side of the coin, it’s hard to be grumbling when we’re grateful!
Let’s strive to have a heart of gratitude which will certainly yield contentment.
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” I Timothy 6:6
I want to challenge you this week to turn your grumbling to gratitude. Start each morning thanking God for several things He’s done for you throughout your life.
God bless you and your family,