Wow! Time flies doesn’t it?
I feel like I blinked and several days, weeks, and months just passed by.
While a time of reflection and review can be a positive experience, our point of view can make it a negative one. Mainly this is due to frustrations and disappointments from missed opportunities or failures.
So if you plan on reflecting, my recommendation is that you do it from an attitude of gratitude.
The Bible tells us in 1 Timothy 6 that, “godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”
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Another way to say it is Gratefulness creates Great-Fullness. If we keep in mind what scripture tells us as we reflect the time that has come and gone, we will be encouraged by our progress.
A viewpoint of gratefulness (contentment) says any progress made, any blessings received, any amount of health, any amount of family-time, any opportunities to bless others, and on-and-on we could go, was more than we deserve.
A viewpoint of gratefulness recognizes that we came into this world with nothing, so in reality, anything we receive is, in fact, a gift.
Now we don’t have to compare our accomplishments, possessions, position, or talents with anyone else’s. We can remember that something is more than nothing, And we all come into this world empty-handed.
Choose to be grateful because when we show gratefulness we experience great-fullness!