What makes a difference in your day? For some, the daily grind weighs them down. Daily responsibilities never stop, but a breath of fresh air would be nice occasionally. However, there are days the breeze is a no-show. When those days occur, encouragement would still be nice. So, here’s a hint that may work. find a quiet place and relax. While there, reflect on what the Lord has done for you.
The truth is, as a Christian, you know the Truth giver, Jesus. He told us he is the truth, the way, and the life, in John 14:6. Where would we be today without him? Our lives in this world of hypocrisy and sin would undoubtedly be different and worse. But, as a believer, you can sit all day and remember how Jesus has protected and provided for you.
Jesus has a way of encouraging us to reflect on the best of times. Our thoughts reveal we have more than we deserve if we’re honest with ourselves. It doesn’t make any difference whether we are rich or poor by the world standards. Whatever we have, we need to be a good caretaker of it. If you are employed, be thankful. Your eyesight could always be worse. Your shoes could have holes in them. Be grateful and encourage yourself in the Lord..
Some people grumble no matter what their situation in life consists of whether it’s pleasant or unpleasant. Grumblers will never be content. Wherever you are in the food chain of your world, be grateful. However, contentment with your reality is your choice. I Timothy 6:8 says, “We should be satisfied just to have food and clothes.” Satisfaction is hard to achieve. We tend to want more which leads to the sinful enticements of our world.
If your reality seems harsh to you, have a seat. Reflect on the truth giver, Jesus. The Romans crucified him. If you need encouragement, think about Jesus’ resurrection; he is alive today and praying for you. Your reality as a saint of God is better than you deserve.