Thankfulness is a powerful thing. There are books written about the impact it makes when you are intentionally thankful. I highly recommend trying it out. Be filled with thanks.
If you are struggling to be as filled with thanks as you want to be, it might be because something is causing a leak. You can’t be full of thanks if you’ve sprung a leak.
The most common culprit that causes us to be less than full of thanks is something called discontentment. If not addressed, discontentment can make your heart like a bucket full of holes. Any thanks you pour into it will quickly leak out.
Discontentment is the belief that your circumstances need to change before you can be thankful. It’s the belief that you need more money, more respect, more house, etc. Until you get more, discontentment will ruin you.
The bad news is you often can’t control your circumstances. The good news is you don’t have to: “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:12,13).
Trusting in Jesus’ promises can fill the holes caused by discontentment. He promises never to leave you or forsake you. He promises that he works all things out for your good, even unfavorable circumstances. When it comes to being filled with thanks, stop the leak with Jesus’ promises.