I Am Grateful

We spend so much time trying to “get what we have coming” that we lose perspective of where we are and what we already have. It’s been a tough battle for me lately. And, in truth, I am not complaining. I really am not. But, in being honest with you, it has been a tough row this last 6 months. Well, in all truth, this last 6 years.

No, I’m not going into it all. It’s extensive and you probably wouldn’t believe me anyway. Hahaha….No it’s not that bad. Here’s some facts:

I haven’t been beaten to within an inch of my life.
I haven’t been cursed from the very people I was saving.
I haven’t had my beard plucked from my face.
I haven’t been spit on.
I haven’t been made to wear thorns on my head.
I haven’t had to drag a huge wooden cross up a steep hill.
I haven’t had to be “Nailed” to that cross and have it dropped into a hole…And hung there, slowly dying…Crying out for God to forgive those who did this to me…haven’t had that happen…to me.

We gauge what is bad most times in life by comparing it all to us. Last month I had the money to buy burgers at Micky Ds…I don’t have that money this month so the world is against me. You see what I mean?

Our lives, especially in America, are good or bad based upon a comparison to our own lives. No, my life is not perfect right now, but compared to many, many, many people in the world, I live in the upper class of citizenry. I have it good. And, if you are reading this, you at least have internet or a smart phone.

I think if we stopped comparing our lives to our own lives, we might find we’re doing pretty good. If we started comparing it to those in Third World Countries, we might see that we’re not just doing pretty good, but we’re doing very well!

Learn to look for the blessings…You might find out you have many more than you think!



Note: This is an archive update so you may have seen it before.

Author: Matt Davenport

I love to write. I write books, blogs, articles. Mostly about God and His amazing blessings. Sometimes about other things. But mostly about God. I have a fixation on comma. Please forgive me if you see too many of them.

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