I’m out with my brother, Brandon and my Mom looking at the moon tonight(it’s beautiful right now) and it made me realize that I take things for granted. So I decided to do a quick reality check.
Remember that when you’re going through the storm that things can always be a little worse than what they are. While you’re complaining about the your job, there’s someone that would love to have a paycheck coming to them. You hate your house? Well there’s someone who’s sleeping with their children in a shelter or on the street. You can’t buy your kids the latest and greatest? A mother is dreading Christmas because her child died and the holidays are a reminder of what she’s not able to do with her daughter. Your relationships are failing? A man is depressed because his life isn’t going the way he thought it should(men cry too) and there’s no one there to listen. Your car sucks? Someone is walking everywhere they need to go in the cold rain. You complain about your significant other but there’s a man or woman out here that has never experienced love and they’d love to have a relationship. So who’s losing? In Walter Hawkins song, Thank you, the singer says,
it could have been me, outdoors. With no food, no clothes. Just alone. Without a friend. Or just another number with a tragic end. But You didn’t see fit to let none of these things because everyday by Your power, You keep blessing me!
Our mindsets are our biggest problems. I’m guilty of this. I tend to sometimes see the bad in life and overlook the good. I cry because Chance isn’t here. But honestly, I could be mourning the loss of both of my kids. Brandon was in the room with her when the accident happened. But God! Brandon is still here. He’s thriving and doing well. Thank God! Chance could have been a teenager and I could be worried about her soul and where she is. But she’s in heaven. And she’s still saving lives. Do you know how many children have died and are forgotten? How many children have PSA’s? Do you know how bad off I could be mentally? I have my bad times true enough but I’m in my right mind. There are so many grieving mothers that can’t function from day to day! I haven’t been admitted to a mental hospital. The depression isn’t constant. God made me strong and I’m able to encourage others even when I can’t see it. I’m so thankful for that. I complain about how things could be better in my life but I don’t take my God-given talents seriously. I say I’m lonely but I don’t take the time to truly get to know people who genuinely want to know me. God shows me daily that I’m worth so much more than I’ve taken from people. My heart is precious and I’ll get the desires of it when I’m done learning these lessons. (I hope I’m close, lol! I want my husband. Geeez 😂) I’m so blessed and even though I don’t thank God enough, He still… God still…
So, be thankful for your life. Be thankful for what you have. Give thanks for the people that God put in your life. Love your family and treat your friends nicely. Be grateful to God for protecting you from what you THOUGHT you wanted. Praise Him in advance for what He’s going to do. Live with Thanksgiving every day. Let’s keep our minds on the positive. Satan tries to distract you with the negative. Don’t give in. Don’t give up. Keep your faith and you’ll see those blessings coming before they even get to you!
Life is not so bad as it may seem if you open up your eyes to what’s in front of you…
K. Bowles 💙