Things Given and Thanks Given

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.  Luke 12:48
The more things you are given the more thanks that must be given. 
The problem is that psychology, the way our minds naturally work, works against this.  It is simple really.  The more we have the less we realize how much we have.  The less you have the more aware you are of what you have. 
How do we cause the things given and thanks given match?
Two Mindsets Necessary for Gratitude:
1.  See what you have, not what you do not have.
2.  See what others do not have, not what they do have.
Choose to see what you have.  We can all right a list of what we do not have, but can you write what you do have.  Choose to live focused on what you have been blessed with instead of what you are hoping to be blessed with.
Choose to see what others do not have.  Seeing what others have is basically coveting.  That is outlawed in the Big 10, so stop it. Quit looking at what they have and see what they do not have.  Instead of seeing some one’s financial provision, see their spiritual poverty.  Quit looking for what others have that you don’t.
Foster a gratitude attitude by making sure that things given lead to thanks given.

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