Thankful in All Things

Lately my heart is full of gratitude for all of my blessings…but this isn’t always the case for me! Many times over the past few months I have felt overwhelmed and anxious through the pandemic that has befallen all of us in the world…and questioned God’s will for me. But then I realize I prayed before the pandemic even hit a small prayer in the Bible many know as the “Prayer of Jabez”: “Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. (1 Chronicles 4:10)

And it dawned on me recently that I asked for many of the “blessings” (book coach clients and work) that has come my way…and that rather than looking at all of it as overwhelming or being anxious about it, I should be grateful! (I’m sure God sometimes sits up there and laughs, saying ‘Michele make up your mind!’) I am grateful for many other things (or people) today in my life as well…celebrating my tenth wedding anniversary of being married to a wonderful man, our blended family of five children and two grandchildren, my parents who are still alive and well, our many friends…and my purpose in life which is to be the best writer, book coach, mentor, teacher, sponsor, friend, mom, daughter, sister and Christian I can be in life to serve God and others. Overwhelming? Sometimes, but only if I look at it that way. Rewarding? Absolutely!

Thank you God for all of your many blessings! Please help me to remain joyful and grateful for them all!

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