How To Be Unthankful Thanksgiving Series 2November 22, 2020
How To Be Unthankful
Some ideas on how to become better complainers.
- Keep a journal of things that bug you.
- Try to insert negative words in every sentence you speak.
- Be constantly distracted.
- When you pray, focus on yourself.
- Let your health deteriorate.
- Watch as much news as possible.
- Have unrealistic expectations.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Those who give thanks to God in everything will soon give thanks to God for everything. Your degree of gratitude is what defines the greatness of your journey. Gratitude is what determines your ultimate altitude in life.
The more grateful you are the more colorful your destiny becomes. None of our tanks become empty when we are thankful!!! The emotions you put in Thanksgiving is based on the understanding that you do not qualify for what you have or where you are. When you truly see what God has done you will not wait for an appeal to dance.” Evelyn Omega, Nakuru, Kenya
Instead of keeping a journal of things that bug you…
- Write down 5 things each day for which you are thankful.
Instead of trying to insert negative words in every sentence you speak.
2. Eliminate negative vocabulary….
Instead of allowing yourself to be constantly distracted.
3. Focus on the good things, the simple pleasures, the blessings of family, the beautiful world around you, the things God has done, is doing and will do in your life.
Instead of focusing on yourself when you pray.
4. Focus on the God and others.
A – adoration (praising God for who He is)
C – confess you sins
T – thanksgiving
S – supplication – asking God to meet you NEEDS and the NEEDS of others
Instead of helping your health deteriorate,
5. Take the steps you need to take to stay physically and spiritually fit….
1 Corinthians 6:19
3 John 1:2
1 Timothy 4:8
Instead of watching the news every waking hour….
6. Let the Lord transform your thinking by soaking in God’s Word.
And when you hear the news don’t allow it to scare you.
Instead of having unrealistic expectations.
7. Let’s live as though we’re expecting the return of Christ.