In this episode of Christian devotionals we're going to talk about the attitude that can change your life - gratitude.
We live in a totally ungrateful society. Don't get me wrong...there are grateful people in the world, but as a whole, we're all spoiled little brats. We live in the richest country in the world. We've got running water and food, which is more than I can say for many people in the world. We've all got a place to live and at least one or maybe two cars. We've all got jobs for the most part.
We watch the news that is 99.9% negative all the time. They complain about the war and how terrible our president is. In case they forgot, we still have a VOLUNTEER armed forces. No one has been drafted in years and people are still signing up.
Overall we are conditioned to complain and be negative about the outside world. Is this really a productive attitude?
I'd like you to try an experiment. Stop reading this for a second and be totally grateful for everything you have. Think about your family, your house, anything that you love. Then try to be mad at the same time... Did it work? Of course not! You can't be truly grateful and ticked off at the same time.
Gratitude puts you in line to receive more from God in the future. Those that are constantly grateful, find that God gives them more to be grateful for. That's just the way it works.
"The enlightened are grateful for things that others take for granted."
The next time you're watching the news and getting into the global pity-party that we call the media...turn off the TV and become grateful. You'll notice a difference in your mood and your results.
Gratitude is an essential mindset for everyone who wants to live a richer life.