Don’t keep living as if it’s your right to be alive. If you happen to see the light of today or be among the living, be grateful to God. You are not better than the dead. Do you think you have more reason to live than those that died last night? Do you think it’s your righteousness that kept you alive today?
Do you think that it was your alarm clock that woke you this morning?
Do you know that one of those corpses in the mortuary should have been you, it would have been you, and it could have been you but God kept you? God does not owe you any apology or explanations for not waking your neighbor who slept but did not wake-up.
If you are alive today reading this, be grateful to God for keeping you alive. There are a lot of people who are alive today but they are blind. You always complain about the things you don’t have but, what of those you have? Have you taken time to appreciate God for the things you have and still thank him for the ones you don’t have yet? That you did not have it today does not mean you won’t still have it.
You have complained a lot about your spouse. You always complain about what he or she does wrong or right but, do you know that there are millions of singles out there who have been crying unto God to give them their own spouse; that they will treasure the person no matter the situation of things? Was it because God gave you your life partner without you begging for it that makes you not to be appreciative? How many times have you thanked him for your spouse?
You have been complaining about your job, but do you know that there are millions of healthy, more qualified but jobless men out there? Wait until you become jobless for a day it’s then you will know you would have been grateful to God for giving you that one. Thank him for the one you have and still trust him for a better one.
Every now and then you keep complaining that you have been eating the same type of food everyday without changing meal. Just take a walk down the street and see the hungry children who have not eaten anything for days, it’s then you will be forced to thank him for providing that one for you.
Don’t wait until you have no place to lay head before you value the shelter God provided for you. Just thank him for the ‘kiosk‘you are living in and still trust him for mansion. Don’t only thank him when your bills are paid, your health in perfect condition, foods on your table, money in your account. Thank him more when there is nothing to eat, when your health is shaking, your bills not paid.
Sometimes I used to think that it’s my right to be alive until I began to see the mighty falling. Those who had repented before me, who were more righteous and holier than any other person. I have seen many great men of God going six feet below.
Learn how to thank him for the gift of life.