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Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude!

By November 30, 2021 No Comments

With so much uncertainty in the world today, being thankful is difficult at best. That is until Tony Walker zeros in on the four ways to remain thankful and hopeful in the future – he calls it, “Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude.”

One of the biggest challenges that people face is, “giving thanks in all circumstances.”

There are many reasons that people find it hard to Maintain an Attitude of Gratitude. One reason is distraction by the many challenges or barriers in life. In this interview with Tony Walker and Bob Russell, Mr. Russell discusses his personal difficulty in Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude when loved ones are sick, or even when he reflects on the state of our country at times.

But the tough reality is… when experiencing these uncertain times, it is crucial to analyze why there are feelings of anxiety and strive to build relationships with people who have or who are walking through the same things we are. In turn, as we are looking for relationships to partner with, we should be making ourselves available to share our experiences with others who may be walking through the same season of life, or even one we’ve made it through already.

This younger generation is facing trials that we never faced, whether it is in ministry or out in the work field. People, now more than ever before, face demands and expectations. Young people today face major decisions on a daily basis and in the pace of this world, a ‘wrong decision’ may cost them dearly.

Between the division of this country, conflicting opinions, and heartbreak of the pandemic it is crucial for people to know who their rock is. The only steady ground that we can depend on is Jesus Christ.

Now, what does the Bible say about how to Maintain an Attitude of Gratitude even in these uncertain times. Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious in anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

It is easy to assume because of all the blessings that we experience in America that it should be easy to be thankful. However, it is safe to say that “the more we have the more we expect.”

As the C. Northcote Parkinson quote goes, “A luxury, once enjoyed, becomes a necessity.”

Think about it, when you have stayed at the Ritz Carlton, it is hard to settle for a Holiday Inn. It is human nature, but the more we have the more we want. This is where we wonder into the dangerous zone of comparison. It is in this comparison that we can lose ourselves because there will always be someone out there who has it “better” than you.

Learn more during Tony’s interview with retired pastor from Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Mr. Bob Russell.

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