5 Things To Remember When It Seems God Has Forgotten About You

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thankful woman It’s easy to begin feeling you are somehow lacking because you haven’t achieved the success or fortune of others, especially when we are constantly bombarded with stories about the rich and famous on reality shows, in magazines, and everyday life. These stories are everywhere and they all glamorize the luxury lifestyle. It can be easy to feel less blessed or  as if God has forgotten about you when you barely have enough to make ends meet. When you’re in a bad mood or going through a rough time, the last thing on your mind is about being thankful. However being able to give thanks when times are hard is important. The next time you’re feeling less than thankful, use these helpful tips to get back on track and start giving thanks:

Keep a Gratitude Journal

Reminding yourself what you have to be grateful for and recording your gratefulness each day helps to cement how thankful you are. It doesn’t matter how difficult your life is at the moment, there is always something to be thankful for, some shining light of gratitude.

It Could Be Worse

Whenever myself or my brothers didn’t want to eat our food, My mom would always say ” Be thankful for that food on your plate. There are people in this world who are starving with nothing to eat… Eating out of trash cans!”. I don’t know about you, but after hearing this suddenly, those veggies didn’t taste so bad. The same thing can apply to adult life. Think of how much worse it could be and suddenly you’re thankful for what you have. Be thankful for the blessings you do have in life. If you’re struggling with naming those blessings, it can be beneficial to go back to what you’ve written in your gratitude journal previously.

Do Good for Others

Helping others that are in need is a great way to help you feel thankful for the opportunities you have in life. Providing humanitarian efforts is a great morale booster and will bring positivity to your life.

You don’t “have” to. You “get” to

You get to wake up early for work. You get to make another sales call for your business. You get to work out today. You get to write an article. You get to make dinner for your family. You get to go to your son’s game. I think it’s important to remind yourself that the things you do each day are not burdens, they are opportunities. So often, the things we view as work are actually the reward.

You’re Alive For a Reason!

Enjoy the outside world. Soak up the world around you. Appreciate the air, the trees and the beautiful sun. If you’re having a long day, appreciating the smaller things in life. Being one with nature will humble you. While you may not be thankful, you should give thanks to God for blessing your life in a number of ways and for providing you with the vitals to keep on keeping on. You’re alive, and with that being said…. Things can get better! People with a strong sense of gratitude, love and appreciation don’t necessarily have more than others; they aren’t “more blessed” They simply recognize and see the potential in their lives. People who cultivate thankfulness are generally happier and healthier than people who don’t.

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  1. I didn’t bother to verify this as I know some muslim pandering lib will!

    Vladimir Putin’s SHORTEST SPEECH

    This is one time our elected leaders should pay attention to the advice of Vladimir Putin…. How scary is that?

    On August 04, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia :

    “In Russia live like Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia , to work and eat in Russia , should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslim’s then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need Russia , and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’. We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture. We had better learn from the suicides of America , England , Holland and France , if we are to survive as a nation. The Muslims are taking over those countries and they will not take over Russia .. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of Sharia Law and Muslims. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslims Minorities Are Not Russians.

    The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation.

    If you keep this to yourself, you are part of the problem!

    It is a sad day when a Communist makes more sense than our President Barack Hussein Obama…….. but here it is!!!!

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  7. Please advice ..I have a friend who also works in the same company as I work though of a junior status. We are of about the same age though different backgrounds/social status. We like each other a lot and enjoy each others company. She is catholic and church going but not born again while am born again Pentecostal. The problem is our friendship seems so superficial…I have tried all I can to get the relationship deeper but my friend seems so distant and aloof. should I severe the relationship or just hang on.

    • Pat, why don’t you talk to her about that? Tell her, that you’d really like to have a deeper friendship with her. I think that your different religious views shouldn’t be a “dealbreaker” in your friendship. As long as you respect and accept eachothers different opinions you can even discuss it and learn from eachother. Personally, I would try to have an open conversation about your friendship in general! I hope that helps! x

  8. God, I thank you for this day! I work in the Healthcare industry and it is easy to get distracted from joyfulness. But when I think of how other people get through life, with lack of health and lack of strength …My feelings will have to line up with the WORD…we walk by faith NOT FEELINGS. God bless your day.

  9. Heavenly Father i thank you for this powerful statement for know you will not only fix my marriage but you make it to be butter than before

  10. I need prayer I’m with someone that shows me that he loves me and that he cares for me but he is bipolar and he wants to beat me all the time and call me names and many things later on it’s okay that nothing ever happened I’ve been praying to God to get me out of this situation so please pray for me

  11. I am going to be praying for your son. The devil has taken over my son as well. I only have one child. They don’t understand!

  12. I’m praying and believing for a great job and financial freedom!!
    Amen
    May all those asking for help may they be blessed
    Amen

  13. Thank you Lord in Jesus name, for all you’ve done for my beautiful family, and for answering all our prayers. We’ll keep praying for our brothes and sisters.

  14. He is always in the matter I am a living testimony, if you have gotten to the level that it is just between you and God, then you will understand. He must show up just refuse to be distracted, against hope I belive in hope. I know whom i serve, whom i belive, he is Jehovah Rafa. The mighty man in battle, he makes the impossible, the lifter of my soul. He is awesome, he is able. Faith is stirred up in my heart each time I study the word and see how wonderful he is, the kind of conviction Shedrac Mishac and Abednigo had is what I am trying to convey here,

  15. Praise the Lord! Hallelujah God is good to us. When I got sick and I pray pray. .He fixed it he not going to give up never..Amen! What I believe thank you JESUS! AMEN

  16. That is abuse, and that is not what a daughter of God deserves. Please get help from the police or a local woman’s group, or church.

  17. we serve a wonder working God just wait for His given time. Today’s sermon my Pastor was telling us to get drunk with holy spirit upto a level where we are able to see POSSIBILITIES everywhere,anytime etc. i love Jesus so dearly

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    PREACH ONE MORE FOR JESUS
    ” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not HEARD?and how shall they hear without a PREACHER? And how shall THEY PREACH, except they SENT…” Romans 10:14-15a
    God yearns so much for the salvation of every soul here on earth including that your rowdy friend, that beggar you always throw some coins to and pass by, that so- called VILLAGE CHAMPION,that roommate who always bring different ladies every Friday night.
    We must not always expect the Paul of Tarsus experience to happen to everyone. God is saying to you today, HOW CAN THEY HEAR WITHOUT A PREACHER? CAN YOU BE GOD’S PREACHER FOR TODAY?
    Sometimes we have thousand and one reasons why we don’t want to preach the Gospel of salvation, lets look at some of these excuses and how God has answered us.
    1. God, I am afraid and mentally weak. I can’t go please?
    God is saying “Have I not commanded you, Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9
    2. But God what will I say to them, I have nothing in mind?
    God is WHISPERING to you today
    ” Take no thought beforehand what you shall speak, neither do you premeditate, but whatsoever shall be GIVEN TO YOU IN THAT HOUR that speak ye, for it is not you that speak, but the HOLY GHOST” Mark 13:11
    3. Please God am very shy! Oh please can you exempt me from evangelism?
    And Papa God is saying to you today ” Do not be afraid of THEIR FACES for I am with you to deliver you, sayeth the LORD” Jeremiah 1:8
    4. God what about if I preach your unadulterated word and nothing happens, won’t I be ashamedU0001f614?
    God says, ” …I will hasten my word to perform it” Jeremiah 1:12. He will work wonders only Believe.
    5. God as for this one forgive me, I am too young, am now in primary school I can’t go and stand in front of grown men and women, I beg?
    And God is affectionately saying, ” Do not say am a CHILD, but go to whomever I send you, and say whatever I tell you” Jeremiah 1:7
    Kings and Priests of God, we have no excuse not to preach the Gospel of Christ to everyone around and even those far from us, because is the only POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION Romans 1:16.
    I entreat you that you have a personal soul winning plan: it can be A – SOUL A- DAY, A SOUL A WEEK OR A SOUL A MONTH. Beloved, we have to make sure all the people around and far from us a saved, especially those around, because GOD EXPECTS US TO.
    IT IS A CHARGE TO KEEP WE HAVE, IS OUR GREAT COMMISSION.
    Win someone for Christ Today!
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    God bless you!

  19. being abusive is never ok as if nothing happend he will continue abusing u till u say no and mean it !sometimes prayer plus action will do a huge different , start praying for yourself and there after u can include your problems

  20. You’re alive, and with that being said…. Things can get better! People with a strong sense of gratitude, love and appreciation don’t necessarily have more than others; they aren’t “more blessed” They simply recognize and see the potential in their lives. People who cultivate thankfulness are generally happier and healthier than people who don’t.

  21. My pastor called me to pray for me everyday when I was unemployed. It meant the world to me. I want to be that person for you! I’ve been through tough times too, and only recently have been able to focus on the fact that God is up to something better for me! I hope you will remember that during this trial.

  22. Wow, Geri, thank you for wanting to be that person for me. Right now I’m kind of in denial about all the issues I have going on. I need to face my issues and pray more.

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  24. Praying for and anyone in this situation. If there are no kids leave immediately with kids call police for protection and leave with kid God will restore all you may leave behind and don’t look back .

  25. hi pls pray for me to heal and forgive..my boyfriend got ingaged behind my back and he does not know I found out but still acting like nothing happened..it hurts so bad don’t know what to do pls pray for me need peace within

  26. Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

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