Being grateful is a posture that brings JOY into our hearts.
Yet whenever we feel we deserve or are entitled to something, it is impossible to be grateful for it.
Have you ever been in a place where your business has been plateaued and you become unsatisfied and lose joy when you look at the monthly and quarterly numbers?
This can happen even if the business is extremely profitable.
Once we get to this place of profitability and influence we begin to think that this is what we deserve. After all, we've put in all the hard work and this business volume is what we are entitled to.
The business could be doing great things, providing fantastic service to the clients, providing employment to a great team, and spitting out tons of profit every month.
BUT... if we now feel like we deserve it we can no longer be grateful for it. If we cannot be grateful for it we lose the joy it provides.
If you feel like you deserve to be living in the neighbourhood and home you are living in or driving the car you are driving, then you cannot be grateful for it.
You become numb to your circumstances.
Fight this feeling of entitlement with everything that is in you, because it will suck the joy right out of you.
Be grateful for all the blessings that God has bestowed upon you. You don't deserve any of it.
Just think how many people on the planet would love to have any kind of roof over their heads and a little consistent food to eat. And yet here we are having a pity party because our extremely profitable business hasn't grown in a quarter and the vehicle we drive won't drive itself.
Change the lens you are looking through! Become and remain grateful for every good thing the Lord has provided. JOY will fill your heart.
Not surprisingly gratitude and joy are two ingredients that are required for further growth.
Entitlement robs us of the very ingredients we need to grow.
We need to break the cycle.
Constantly embrace what you have with gratitude and this will fill your hearts with joy and lead to abundance in all areas.
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Two questions I've started asking myself in the last week every time I had a feeling of ingratitude, anger, panic, etc r: 1. What does God want to give me right now in this moment, because there is something. 2. Be Joyful because God is in the process of giving me an upgrade.
For 15 years I've confused that feeling of being unsatisfied with many different things, when really what I have been feeling is God trying to give me something I don't have; something that he has already made available to me. A little criptic I must admit... So let me try to explain it a bit better. My MO has been to fill my life with things that make the "feeling" go away; money, volume, cars, houses, trips... Not much different then most... Leaving me with a temporarily satisfied, but there was never enough. And this whole time I've been shorting the process God has been using to give me His best stuff. Joy, peace, love... Thank goodness God never gives up me. And paise God my eyes are starting to open up. Asking those 2 questions every time that feeling of ingratitude or dissatisfaction comes has been a game changer, not perfect, but it's changing the way I think; and is allowing me to receive more of what He has to offer. More joy.
The other change that I've been trying to make is ending my day in a way that I want to start the next. What I mean is in GRATTITUDE. I open my journal and I write three things I'm grateful for just before I go to bed, I call it Praise Power. Sometimes I just sit there and nothing is coming, but then it starts. There is always a different attitude in the morning. More joy
So reading your blog today confirmed for me that I am moving in the right direction, and to keep going. God is always trying to give me something.... Thank you for doing all u do.
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