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Monday, January 24, 2011

Be Thankful In All Things

So my boss did it again. She called me last night at 7:30 PM to tell me she will not be in at work. I don't understand why she waits so long to tell me she will not be in? She knew all weekend she was not coming in. Why does she wait until 7:30 PM on Sunday night to call and tell me she will not be there today? So it is the crack of dawn as I write this. I could not sleep any longer so I am writing this to get things into the right perspective. I have to stay focused on good things, not the bad things. I have to remember all of the blessings, not the hard times. Sometimes I get so caught up in my emotions I forget to think. I forget to Thank God for what I have and I only look at what I want to have. For example I really should be concerned for my boss and what she is going through right now. Her dad is sick in the hospital. I remember when my dad was sick in the hospital. I should not be upset with my boss because she waited until the last minute to call me. Instead, I should be praying for her and what she is going through. But, I let my selfish emotions get in the way. I should be thankful for the extra hours I am getting at work, which will give me some extra money in my pocket. Instead of being worried about how tired I am because of the extra hours. God will sustain me. He will and always does, give me what I need to get through today. So why do I belly ache so much? Why do I complain when I have all that I need, all of the time? Why do I question when I already know the answer? Today I choose to let all the questions and the whining go. Today I choose to be thankful for today. I will be thankful and pray for my boss and her family today. I will be thankful in ALL things today

"And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful." Colossians 3:15

2 comments:

Andi said...

One of my life verses is: Do everything without arguing and complaining so that you may be found faultless and pure, children of God in a vain and depraved generation where you will shine like stars in the universe. Philippians 2:14-15

I carried it with me in my post partum days after my 2nd child when I really didn't want to take care of needy sick heart patients. Keeping God's word at my fingertips changed the way I did my job.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and thanks for sharing!

angelina said...

Thanks for sharing your insightful words of wisdom Andi.

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