Written By: Taylor Fast
I always park a few streets over from my placement for my school program. At first I found this as a hassle because it was cold, snowing, sometimes rainy, and I had to walk further! As time passed I realized that my attitude was negative and affected my day. I mean, who cares if it takes me 10 minutes of walking to get to my destination? I realized that this time gave me an awesome opportunity to meet with God.
During my walks, I’d be sure to spend time thanking God for my beautiful family, friends, and opportunities. I also spent time thanking Him for the weather, the birds chirping, and any pleasant person that offered me a smile during my walk. I’d also bring to God the needs on my heart that day, whether it was planning for a stressful meeting or asking God to guide my words as I prepared for a presentation or therapy session. This whole outlook changed my attitude. My mornings went from negative to positive. From lacking God to coming to God with thankfulness.
I encourage everyone today to take a moment through your day to allow God’s presence to be known to you. Whether you are walking, driving, doing dishes, or anything else to just spend time being thankful with God. These tasks that we do everyday, we so easily do with our mind buzzing about the list of things that need to get done. Close your thoughts, and focus on God. This outlook has truly changed my attitude and has brought peace to me during my more stressful day. I suggest that we all have a moment to be mindful of our God and of all the things we have to be thankful for.
God can do some amazing things even in the parts of your day that you usually go on autopilot for.
“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 (ESV)
Until Next Time,