God Is Pleased When You Focus On Your Blessings Rather Than Your Problems.

Grace and peace be unto you.

Have you noticed that many of us talk about our problems more than our blessings? We usually have good and bad things happening to us simultaneously, yet still, we are more inclined to focus on the unfavorable news. This is the opposite of what God requires. The Bible says, “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (Philippians 4:8).

Interestingly, the world focuses on unpleasant situations and some of us have taken on this tradition. Even so, scripture says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).  

The story is told that on one occasion, Peter and John were going to the temple to pray. It so happened that they encountered a lame man who asked them for money. Peter told him that he had no money, but would give him what he had. And so, he healed him (Acts 3:1-8). Peter did not focus on his lack of financial resources, instead, he concentrated on his blessing which was the gift of healing. When we focus on our blessings, we are better able to identify opportunities to help others and glorify Christ.    

As I write this blog, these lines from Don Moen’s Song, “Think About His Love,” kept replaying in my mind. “Think about his love, think about his goodness, think about his grace, that’s brought us through, for as high as the heavens above, so great is the measure of our father’s love, great is the measure of our father’s love.” The Bible encourages us to speak to each other with songs from the Spirit (Ephesians 5:19). Hence, I am sharing this song with you. When we reflect on God’s love, we are motivated to focus on our blessings, rather than our problems.

You might say, “I tried focusing on my blessings but my problems overshadow them.” Well, the apostle Paul wrote, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Ask God to give you the strength and wisdom to fix your thoughts on your blessings, and believe that he has answered your prayer.

Heavenly Father, we praise you because you are worthy of all honor and glory. Grant us the discipline to focus on our blessings rather than our problems. In Jesus’s Name. Amen.

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

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