As you may have noticed many of my blog posts are laced with encouragement on positive thinking and the right attitude. As I sit and write each post it first does me good. It helps me sort out all of my thoughts swirling around in my head. I was always the kid in Sunday School that had the hard questions for my teachers. I was constantly asking questions when I was little. I can remember my dad telling me “it’s ok to ask, that’s how you learn.” I guess what I am saying is my mind seems to always be going. It is always trying to dig in and think through things. Writing helps me to sort it all out. I hope it encourages you too!
The other night as I was sweeping the floor I caught my mind running on some negative thoughts. It seems to be easy for me to get discouraged about tiny happenings that life throws my way. I have always been one to believe that bad luck likes to follow me. As I was sweeping I caught myself thinking “that’s just my luck…” as I was sorting out a nuisance in my mind. A petty little nuisance that is hardly a drop in a bucket compare to what so many others in this life are facing. Earlier that day I was listening to Dave Ramsey and heard a lady do her debt free scream. You see she was alone, her husband had died of leukemia and she was there in honor of him. Her story just made me want to cry. How many people out there are aching because of a lost loved one? A sick loved one? How many people out there are living in a hut that doesn’t even keep the rain out? And here I sit mumbling “its just my luck…”
Why is it so easy to get bogged down by the day to day of life and forget to be thankful for what we have? “Its just my luck” has been a phrase in my life for along time. That night I decided to change it up a bit. From now on whenever I am tempted to grumble and complain about a bump in the road I will instead change it from a grumble to a praise.
“It’s just my luck that….”
I got the sweetest husband ever who happens to be my best friend too
I have a healthy baby girl growing inside me
I have a house I love in a neighborhood I love
I have a growing handmade business
I have family and friends who love me
I live in a free country
You get the point. God has blessed me with so much I have no right to grumble or complain about anything. Ultimately it isn’t even luck in the first place. I whole heartedly believe that God places each and every moment in our life whether good or bad. I need to trust him. My mind goes to the song Oceans by Hillsong “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders…” Instead of dwelling on the bad in my life I am striving to choose the good. To see how God will use the good to work out the bad. To take a moment and thank God for all the blessings in my life. To pray for those who are facing heartache. To take a moment and ponder the amazing thought that “it is just my luck” that Jesus died on the cross for you and me so we can have a relationship with our heavenly father who loves us oh so much.