Standing in a checkout line, a guy was next to me talking on his Bluetooth. He was telling a friend that his life is just too hard, it seemed like every time he tried to motivate himself to do something, he would get knocked right back down and he was just tired. He was tired of the struggle, he was tired of life and he was tired of trying. That morning his car started overheating making it difficult to get to his job that he hates and all he thought was; not another thing!! He said “people ask me why I am always complaining” and his response was “what do I have to be happy about?” “I am not living, I just exist.” Wow, how sad? There are so many that share his same frustration, they may not stand in a store to let others overhear, but they feel it inside, they think about it constantly and they have given up trying. Have you ever heard a parent tell a child who has been constantly crying, “If you do stop crying, I am going to give you something to cry for?” I didn’t get it when my mom said it to me, but I get it now. I will only get more of what I give out. If you give more complaints, more fear, and more hopeless thoughts; then more of that will keep coming. Even in the face of your challenges you must find that thing to be grateful for, and when you constantly express gratitude, the tide will turn in your favor and you will get more of what you are grateful for. You cannot wait until you see things changing to change your attitude; you have to change your attitude to see things change.
Repeat After me…If I don’t stop praising, God is going to give me something to praise for!!! Gratitude and love for myself, for others and for the world is the only expression that I will feel in my heart, release in my thoughts and demonstrate in my actions. My attitude is changing and my life quickly follows. I will believe, I will trust and I will watch my good unfold, because constant is my state of praise. Now Believe it and Know it!!!