The month of November is a time to consider our thankfulness quotient. It may include being grateful for our home, family, provision, travel opportunities, friendships, job, and many other things around us. Along with these are the things that dwell within us... hope, peace, patience, kindness, abilities, interests...gifts for which we can also be thankful.
Teaching a team to be thankful for their attributes is part of a coach’s job. Some of the team’s skills and abilities are innate and others have been honed and learned. Both make the team strong and able to compete with pride. A team with a thankful-for-the- opportunity spirit is one that will go far in their quest for success.
Not only has God done great things for us (as our verse for the year says), He has also placed great attributes within each of us. Choosing to recognize these as gifts from Him brings a deep sense of gratitude. Made “in His image”, we.get to reflect Him!
Maintaining A THANKFUL YOU attitude requires avoiding comparison...
Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else...
...let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. Romans 12:6 The Message
Does your thankfulness include the “you” God made you to be? Take a moment to thank Him for the great things He has done both for you and in you. Then ask Him to keep you from comparing yourself to others.
CONSIDER...THE YOU GOD MADE AND THANK HIM!
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