A couple weeks ago, Lysa TerKeurst wrote this post. All that week she wrote about and focused on doing something that is critical in the life of a believer: noticing the good.
I have a habit of not always doing this. Many times I step back and think about any barriers that exist in a situation instead of the things that are right. At times, I’m overwhelmed by things that if viewed in the right perspective, shouldn’t be stressful.
In fact, sometimes before I even realize it, I vocalize and speak out loud my complaint or my worry in that situation. And there is where the problems begin…Whether it’s intentional or not, when I’m repeatedly complaining or worrying about something, I’ve missed the good.
And this can become a habit.
Have you known people like this? They don’t mean to, but without realizing it, they can suck the joy right out of a room. And friends, this is not what I want to be.
So I’m starting a challenge this week and I’m asking you to join me. Will you commit to spending the next five days trying to NOTICE THE GOOD? To stop, and before speaking out loud whatever complaint that was in your head, that you instead stop and see the good?
If I’m to reflect the goodness of God, and choose to do so not only through my physical health but also in every area of my life, I have got to also master this one.
We get to choose.
In each moment, in each stressful situation, we have THE CHOICE to be thankful or the choice to complain.
Will you join me in finding the good?
In choosing to be grateful?
If you’re willing to join me on this week’s challenge, head over to the Wellness Witness Facebook page and either comment or “like” this post. Each day I’ll try to put up an accountability check-in to see how you’re doing.
I’m praying for each of you that are willing to attempt this with me. I’m looking forward to all that we will learn this week together! 🙂
be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”