Let me explain before you stop reading...HA!!
I’m reading a book right now and he’s talking about gratitude. About how sometimes no matter how good God is to you, the voices inside our heads will spin it to make it seem like our lives are the worst. The negative overwhelms the positive and we’re always discouraged or discontent.
For ex: you get a huge raise at work and someone congratulates you but all you can focus on is how big your tax bill will be...you can’t even allow yourself to be excited.
Another example: you miss your flight and have to take a later one...instead of finding the positive in your circumstance (aka more time to read or work on a project) you complain, whine and let your anger steal your joy.
Another ex: you’re up late with a crying baby, complaining in your head....and you’ve forgotten that you once prayed for that baby. Someone else would love to have that crying baby....and you’re here complaining about a BLESSING that you asked me for.
I know we ALL have examples in our lives like this. Where we turn into a crap factory...no matter what goes in, crap (aka discouragement, fear, insecurity etc) comes out...but guess what???
There’s a FIX!!
It all has the power to reinterpret the circumstances in our lives and INTERRUPT the crap.
Replace the discontent and negative thoughts with GRATEFUL and thankful thoughts and your entire perspective can change. Is this easy?? Sure. But it’s also not. Haha!! It takes work. Intention. Remembering that you have the power to change your perspective in the midst of that discouraging chatter will kill it off little by little over time!!!
So try it. I dare ya. Even better, fill your heart with praise and gratitude FIRST and the crap factory won’t even be able to open for business!!!