By Mavis Hinton
I said all that to say this: oftentimes, it is downright hard to have an attitude
of gratitude. Life happens, and it isn’t always a bed of roses. Something happened
recently that upset me greatly. I just did not understand why those who had
promised to do something had let me down, and then didn’t even seem to care
that they had broken their promise! I mean, it didn’t really seem very important
to them at all. (Before I proceed further, I want to make it clear that these people
were not family members, thankfully.)
It wasn’t something trivial, but rather important to me, actually. I knew
my attitude was wrong, so I took it to the Lord in prayer. I asked for wisdom,
a change of heart, and gratitude that so many other things in my life have gone so
right. As I prayed and asked the Lord for His help in changing my hurt feelings,
He brought to my mind all those things for which I am blessed. As I went over them
in my mind, I could feel that my anger and resentment were just ebbing away.
My pity party was over, and I was able to have victory over this problem.
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