Don't Forget Your Thank You!
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
One day last week a friend was telling me about one of those e-mails that gets sent around to tons of people. I mostly call them junk mail, but this particular email left quite an impression on me.
I wish I had the actual e-mail to show y'all but it got deleted. So here's my best rendition of it:
The story took place up in Heaven with a "tour guide" angel showing a man around. In one room angels were busy at work. The man asked what they were doing. The tour guide simply answered that the angels in this room were helping God with all of the prayer request that come in. After leaving the very busy room, the duo went to a few other rooms. Finally they came to a room where angels were sitting about. Puzzled, the man questioned why these angels were sitting around not doing anything when the other rooms obviously needed so much help. The tour guide replied that these angels were actually waiting to be needed in their job -- receiving the thank-yous that come back after God had answered prayers.
After hearing her tell the story of this e-mail, I considered how many time I pray to God for help or guidance versus how many times I thank Him for all that I have. Unfortunately the latter is very small. It is so easy to get wrapped up in life and my own needs that I forget to be grateful for all that I have and all that He has helped me to accomplish.
I am always looking toward the future and what I want out of it, where I am expecting my life to go. I find it hard to let go and let God guide me and remember to thank Him along the way. But since hearing about it I am trying my best to thank Him every day for all the blessings in my life, no matter how small and insignificant they may seem.
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