The Paradox of Gratitude

Something destructive happens when you choose to focus on what you don’t have – the right job, house you want, car of your dreams or financial security – because it makes you more resentful, self-centered and entitled. And this pushes God out of your life. However, when you decide to focus on what you already have that truly matters most – God’s grace in Jesus, people who love you, the reality that you have more than enough stuff and eternal hope – your relationship with God begins to grow immensely. And this takes you into an ever-deeper relationship with God. It’s the paradox of gratitude. The more you make it about you, the more bankrupt your life becomes. The more you make it about God, the more you experience abundant life.