Thanking Your Way Out

When you’re stuck in a thought swamp, obsessing over what’s wrong, what’s missing, what you wish would’ve happened, and anxious about what might, let thankfulness to God for the good things in your life overwhelm all the difficult ones.

I know how overly simplistic this seems. But God never leaves you without a way to renew your mind, and thankfulness is one of the most powerful. The enemy has no effective weapons against the faith, hope, and love contained in gratitude. Thankfulness helps you re-realize how much you’re loved, who you are in Christ, and what’s possible with him in all your circumstances.

Rather than being stuck, you can actually accelerate what he’s doing in you by finding ways to encourage and bless others. You can’t change anyone (let’s face it—we all have a hard enough time working on our own stuff). But you can give them experiences with the kind of thankfulness that’s transforming you.

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