Glass Half Empty?

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I have those days where I’m not as happy as I wish. I can pick out the negative in situations really easy. I always wished I could be more optimistic naturally, but it’s a struggle for me to not be negative. Today has been one of those days. I get to thinking about school, degree plans, homework – and honestly – it makes me go crazy. Sometimes I wish I could be done with school, on with whatever God has planned for me next. But here’s the thing:

I’m where I am for a reason.

God has me here at this moment for a reason. I was reading Mark Batterson’s Wild Goose Chase just a few minutes ago and read this

“Don’t whine. Don’t complain. And don’t check out. Make the most of the situation. Do little things like they are the big things. Keep a good attitude…One of the greatest acts of worship is keeping a good attitude in a bad situation.”

Wow. Hello, that knocked me right in between the eyes. I never thought of it as worshiping when we keep a good attitude. That’s a big deal. I think the word worship gets thrown around a lot, but really think about it.

The book talks shortly about the story of Nehemiah: “Nehemiah was passionate about Jerusalem, but he was stuck a thousand miles away in Babylon. He did the best he could with what he had where he was. If you are faithful in Babylon, God will often bless you a thousand miles away.”

I’m going to make it my daily effort to look at things like this from now often:

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