Can we get real for a second? Something I truly struggle with is being grateful for where I am in life, what I have in life, and the plan God has for my life. In a world that revolves around social media, it can be really challenging to be thankful for where you are on your journey and the various blessings God has given you.
There was a point where I was so unhappy almost everyday because any time I got on my phone or was out running errands or even at work, I was finding something that someone else had that I didn’t. This made me feel like I needed to get those things so that I can finally “make it in life” or to find happiness. Can you guess what happened?
I went out and bought those things that other people had and yeah in the moment I felt SO COOL..but then a couple days or weeks pass by and I was on to saying “oh I need this and then I will be happy” – again, and again, and again. It was a never ending cycle. I was completely and totally driven by this world, that I forgot what it meant to find happiness in God. I forgot what it was like to enjoy the journey that I was on without a care for what people thought of how I dressed or what material things I owned. Not only was I unhappy, but I was making those around me unhappy by my constant complaining about ‘not having this’ or ‘I need that’..
I am so thankful to God for the people he has placed in my life to help bring me back down to reality and show me that material things aren’t what give me happiness and fulfillment.. only God can truly do that for me. So I committed myself to starting everyday by doing my Bible study and writing in my gratitude journal. I would write down 5 things that I was grateful for, coming up with something new each day. From the simple things like “my morning cup of coffee” to bigger things like “having a roof over my head”, but all things that I had begun to take for granted.
Now, I’m not perfect and will never claim to be – I still have my days where thoughts start to creep into my mind like “I need these new pants – girl #TreatYoSelf” but then I am quickly brought back down to reality and I simply thank God for the clothes he has already provided me with, above and beyond what is truly needed. I have noticed a huge change in my mindset and happiness, and I want to share that with y’all because sharing is caring 😉
I have created a 30 day gratitude challenge that will help to refocus and re-frame your mindset to what truly matters in life, and to help you be grateful for the life that God has blessed you with. If you are interested in joining this challenge with me (yes girl, I’m doing it too because you can never be too grateful!), then simply click here to download the journal!
This printable gratitude journal is complete with a little inspirational story from me, a journal page for each day of the challenge so that you can write down your gratitude and pray over it AND daily verses to give you that extra little boost when Ulta sends you that email saying they have 30% off your favorite brands and you know the Lord is testing you because the last thing you need is another eye shadow palette.. Oh, was that a little too real?? My bad.. But you get the picture 🙂
I hope that you will join me on this challenge so that you experience the changes in your mindset and overall contentment with life, just like I have. Let’s get our #GratefulGlow on boo ❤