THERE IS MORE TO BE GRATEFUL FOR
The car needed quite some repairs. It had been giving different signs. I requested the mechanic to send the amount needed to fix the car. When I got the price, I was just laughing. The devil wanted to suggest ingratitude to me. I smiled again and began to make a mental list of the things that I was grateful for.
When I thought of it deeply, the things that were working in my life and for me were way more than what seem not to be working. I concluded that there was more to be grateful for.
The devil wants to isolate a single item that seems not to work in a man’s life and turn it around to the summary or totality of his life. That is exactly how he plants the seed of ingratitude.
He has no power to uproot the good things that the Lord has done but he operates by putting your attention on the one thing that he has added by his suggestion. If you focus on it, you will be derailed. It is just a phase. When the harvest is ready, his attempts will become irrelevant.
If he tells you that you are now 32 and you are not yet married. That is not the summary of your life.
You have a great sense of purpose. Be grateful for it.
You have a company that stands with you. Be grateful for it.
You can think of marriage because you are sane and you are alive. Be grateful for it.
You have a job that pays. Be grateful for it.
Your list of gratitude would place the devil where he belongs. He wants you to sit at the table of the unfortunate eating from the plates of worries. You reject his offer. It is nonsense.
Your joy should not be tampered with.
You have been married for a while and you are trusting for the fruit of the womb- your testimony will shock your world.
Hold on to joy! Insist that you will be grateful. Let no one join you in a pity party. I know it is tougher when you see others who married years after you with their own babies. Refuse to be bitter. You rejoice with them. Let your heart be glad.
You just lot your job! See that as a part-time job. Get on your full-time job of soul winning. The devil will see it as an affront to his kingdom. He will see you do more wreck than the time you had a job. Let him regret that he came to your zone.
There is more to be grateful for.
Remember the prophecy of Habakkuk:
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labour of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 NKJV
It is settled.