“What do you have that you have not received?”
-1 Corinthians 4:7
This verse came to mind this past week over and over.
Take some time and think about it....
Is there anything in your life that you have not, in some way....RECEIVED?
Did your parents consult you before conceiving you to make sure you were on board?
Did God consult you before gifting you with an immortal soul... capable of being filled with his Eternal Life and Love?
In light of these questions, we can respond in one of two ways:
1. Resent the fact that we had no say in the decision and lament forever this grave “injustice.” And commit ourselves to seeing each instant of our lives through this lens of being wronged.
2. Spend our lives being Thankful..to God and to others. And commit ourselves to seeing our lives through the lens of “Thanksgiving.”
I opt for number two. Or better yet, I am committed to opting to opt for this...every moment....of every day. It is always a temptation, it seems to me, to cry “Sour Grapes!” and fall back to number 1. However, number 2 is my goal.
In this number 2 spirit, this week I would like to take a moment and enumerate a few of the things for which I am THANKFUL.