Am I thankful?

As I was reading during the night, I started wondering about whether I was thankful for all God does in my life, or do I only bring lists of what I want and not what I really need.

Am I focused on what I have or what I don’t have?

Am I content or do I wish for more?

Do I remember my pain, or do I focus on the victories I have?

Do I remember my struggles more than I do my successes?

Am I thankful? Do I really thank God, or do I just bring a shopping list of what I want Him to do for me?

Do I have peace? Do I want what others have?

Am I praising God in all circumstances, or complaining about all that goes on?

Can I see Gods hand directing my ways, or do I push against Him all the time thinking I know best?

I feel that this year ahead of me is the time for me to sit back and answer these questions about myself. Even if I don’t like the answers to these questions, I have to keep going and allow His Spirit to lead me and guide me to what needs to change.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ifacedownworship
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 13:48:23

    I should ask the same question myself.


  2. Karl D Rhoads
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 18:41:42


    I believe we sin when we take our focus off God and all that he has done and continues to do in our life. I believe that is how Adam and Eve “fell” in the garden. They took their focus off everything God had done for them when the serpent suggested God was holding out on them.

    Their relationship with God was broken even before they took a bite of the forbidden fruit. They broke away from God the minute they entertained the idea that they needed/wanted something other than what God had provided for them.

    Thank God that he has provided a way for or relationship to be restored with him through the finished work of Christ upon the cross. There can now be no doubt as to how much God loves us. He sacrificed his own son so that we can once again be one with him.


  3. Planting Potatoes
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 20:01:50

    good read…..both convicting and a blessing at the same time, God bless!


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