Count Your Blessings

“Look at the bright side.”

“See the glass as half full, not half empty.”

Everyone has heard these common tips for being positive, but as familiar as it is, it’s still something often forgotten.

In Bible terms, we are to “give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Thess 5:18) In other words, we should look at how much we have been given and all there is to be grateful for. It’s so easy to see the things we miss and wish we could have, but focusing on that brings about discontentment.

A friend recently shared some of the obstacles she was facing that kept her away from her desires and the resulting frustrations. But she was reminded to consider how far she had already come and how great it was to be where God already brought her.

It’s such a simple principle, and I’m sure it’s nothing new for anyone reading this. But I find myself needing to apply it and find it to be a good reminder for many difficult situations.

So what is your current struggle? And what can you be grateful for? Change your perspective and even if your situation doesn’t change, your feelings might, and your faith strengthened as you realize how much God has blessed you with.