Life gets busy and it makes it difficult sometimes to make room for the things that are important to us. It takes a little time…it takes making the time.
I was reading today and came across this scripture: Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased Hebrews 13:16 NIV.
It served to remind me of what is important in my life at this time, which is best defined in another scripture. 2 Corinthians 1:3&4 says, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
I like this. It is perhaps the only way that I can cope with, make sense of and come to terms with the ordeals of life that I am currently facing. Can I be honest? It seems like there is always something to work through. Can I get an Amen?
I try to practice gratitude everyday. Well, it’s on my radar on a good day. I don’t always get around to gratitude, but when I do, it’s a good thing. Because gratitude is what empowers us to move on.
Some days it’s a stretch to find something to be grateful for but today I am grateful for life’s experiences…all of them, the good, the bad and the ugly. They have enabled me to get outside of myself and live differently in a me-focused world. But check back tomorrow. I have a hunch this could change.
The things I am choosing to do each day during this particular crisis are centered around bringing comfort to those who are suffering because of the hardships in life, and in spite of them. It’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of doing all the things for all the people who are important to us. It makes it a little harder to focus on gratitude, but it just takes a little time.
How are you able to be grateful when you are going through a touch situation? Is it even something you work towards? I wrote a post Even When The Day Is Hard which talks about making decisions for our own unique next steps. There are always next steps, and the decision on what they are HAVE to be our own because:
We know ourselves and our own situations better than anyone else.
No one has been where you are or walked in your shoes.
No one has to walk it out.
No one has to live with the decision.
And no one will answer to God but you about what you chose to do with the life you were given, even in all the chaos.
I am an ordained minister and a certified life coach (I prefer hope coach). I help make space for wives of addicts to decide what their own unique next steps are in their one and only life that will affect their families and possibly the generations they will never meet.
Let me know how I can walk with you~