We’re almost at the end of this challenge, when we began, I thought ‘a gratitude challenge?’ Heh. This was going to be easy. Lord, you have the funniest little way of trying to challenge us… and then it began, being grateful or thankful for EVERYTHING isnt easy at all! I struggled so many time with myself and those around me, to be thankful for their insecurities and their lack of intelligence. I grumbled under my breath initially but as the challenge progressed, i realized I was actually being challenged and i needed to start changing my ways. By Day 15, I was so much better, and life, funnily enough so much calmer.
Today, on Day 27 as i sit here and type this, being thankful is not only so much more easier, but it comes naturally and moreover, it makes me meditate on my words and actions more. Not to say that I dont get frustrated or upset anymore, i do. But now i’m calmer, peaceful, thankful.
1 Timothy 4:11-16
11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.