We are continuing our 30 Days of Thanksgiving! If you missed the scoop about why we’re celebrating, be sure to check out Episode One. Yesterday, we talked about how to be grateful even when you feel like you’ll never be good enough. Today, we’re going to be discussing Day Four’s Topic: Lack.
As someone who has been homeless before (in the middle of winter, might I add), I know what it means to lack. I know. From real-life experience. I know what it is to lack shelter. I know what it is to lack food. I know what it is to not have heat. I know what it is to not have running water. I know what it is to lack love and support. I’m telling you – I KNOW what it is to experience lack. I have to set the stage like this because a lot of times we take on an “easier said than done” response when we don’t feel like others can relate to our past or current struggles. So let me help everyone today – I can relate!
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk. Lack is no fun. Lack affects us in many ways. It affections our emotions, and it can even affect our health. People who are experiencing lack often become depressed, they feel worthless and sometimes they feel hopeless. However, today, I’m here to tell you that lack is the end of your story. In my book, I give daily declarations. The declaration for Day Four his: I walk in abundance, and lack is not what God desires for me. Say that. I walk in abundance, and lack is not what God desires for me. Say it again. I walk in abundance, and lack is not what God desires for me.
Put that declaration up on your wall, on your mirror, in your wallet – wherever you need to see it. Remember it. Own it. Speak it. It’s the unadulterated truth.
Now, as customary, let me give you three things to be grateful for even when you’re experiencing lack.
Number One: Be grateful for what you do have. I know… You already know that… but seriously. Take a moment to be intentional about being grateful for what you do have, even if you think it’s just a little. Even if it’s not what you want. Even if it pales in comparison to what others have. It’s still yours, it’s still an addition to your life, and it’s still something to be grateful for. Remember that gratitude opens the door for more. Wait. That was a tweet!
Number Two: Be grateful there are opportunities all around you. You may not see these opportunities manifested in the physical realm yet, but as long as you live, there will be opportunities around you to do better, to be better and to have more. Gratitude will bring them into fruition in the earth realm. “God, I thank You for every opportunity that will present itself to me today. I will take advantage of every opportunity to do better, to be better and to have more.” That’s a good affirmation to make daily. Agree?
Number Three: Be grateful the ability to give. Give what? Give whatever you have. One of the things that really unlocks abundance is giving. So even in the midst of lack, think about what you have to give and be grateful for that. Can you give someone a listening ear? Can you give some of your time? Do you have love to give? Can you give someone a hot meal? A hug? A shoulder to cry on? Do you have clothes you can give to someone who experienced a house fire? Can you give empathy to someone who recently experienced something that you’ve experienced before? There is ALWAYS something to give – and gratitude and giving and the two biggest ways to unlock abundance – just make sure that you do these things out of a pure heart and not because you want something in return.
This was good to my soul! I’m gonna go ahead and let you go before I get carried away! Have an AMAZING day and be GREAT! I speak life over you and everyone and everything connected to you! Catch me tomorrow!