The power of gratitude is the principle that applies to the law of focus.
Gratitude shifts our gaze away from the things that are wrong to all the things going on well. So many times it’s not the challenges that weigh us down, it is usually our inability to realise that what you focus on amplifies, same way, it is not about the “load” it is about how you carry it, so we worry and fret over unpleasant situations in our lives and what we get inevitably or what we see repeatedly is more of the situation. Little wonder the bible records in 1Thessalonisns 5:18 to give thanks ALWAYS. The emphasis being laid on the ALWAYS
The toughest thing ever might be to get all joyful and full of gratitude when you just lost your job, or you have a pressing need or your property got missing, or that relationship just ended or you have no money, you know and every other mishap or circumstance that you can think of but giving thanks is the will of God for us. In giving thanks, your awareness shifts from the situation to the solution, all of a sudden you are stirred to understand that your life is not determined by what goes on around you because we do not live by sight.
Thanksgiving has been one of my major sources of strength, because there is no way you can genuinely give thanks to God and not stir up joy, and you know what the Bible says about joy –the joy of the Lord is our strength and the strength that emanates from joy is a major determinant of the outcome of the battles we face in life, because if you fall in the days of adversity your strength (joy) is little.Refuse to be overwhelmed by tough times and confront it with thanks giving, if it so happens that there are seemingly more things going on wrong than right make a list of things that you can be grateful for no matter how small and as you focus on consciously desiring to give thanks, more things come to mind that you ought to be grateful for.
Have you ever observed that when you are sad, depressed, worried and anxious, it is usually because you have yourself in view. Being sad is one way to be “self” conscious you take yourself all so importantly but changing the narrative is seeing God, and realising that He is bigger than our problems.
Nothing is more admirable than a woman who stays radiantly aglow with joy and thanksgiving, she stays pumped up, motivated and inspired and above all she is full of strength.