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What Heights Will You Reach?

Posted on: 7-15-112014

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:18

Many of us often wonder what God’s will is for us and this verse gives us one definite part of His will.  We are to “give thanks in ALL circumstances…” (emphasis mine).  If we know nothing else about His will for us in a particular situation, we can know this.  So, if we know this is God’s will for us, why don’t we always do it?  We may know that we should be thankful in all situations, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done.  Sometimes, we have to really dig deep in order to find something to be thankful about in the trials and tribulations in our lives.  Often, we can’t get our eyes off of the gloom and doom long enough to see all of the ways that God is working through the difficulties.  We can zero in on the negative and forget to look for the positive.  We can ask God a hundred times why something has to be a certain way instead of asking Him how we can use it for His glory.  We can wallow in our pit of sorrow instead of counting our blessings.  We can easily be greedy for more instead of being grateful for what we have already been given. It’s been said that “our attitude determines our altitude”.  Based on your attitude today, what heights will you reach?

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