This post was inspired from the board meeting this afternoon. The finance director gave a presentation about the company’s financial condition over the last 6 months. He said that to this day there is no problem with the company’s financial condition and very healthy. But further he said, the profits drawn are not in accordance with our expectations. He stated her dissatisfaction and looked a little bit disappointed. Then we discuss about the things that make our profit target is not reached.
After the meeting, he met me privately and he said: “I am sorry ma’am, just curious; in the meeting you seem not surprised or look disappointed on our profit.” I smiled and said: “You know what, Even though we did not reach the target but we still got the profit and our financial in very healthy condition, right? So, please be thankful! Our sustenance already set up by God. Just be thankful.”
That short conversation makes me pondering. In our daily lives, we often forget to always be thankful with everything that we got. We are even more tending to show a sense of disappointment when what we expect is not achieved and we did not appreciate the small things. My parents always taught me to always give thanks in all circumstances, as it says in Bible verse: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
We often look to the big things rather than small and we are not being thankful. Small things merely will become commonplace in our eyes because we are more focused on the big things and then we will began not pay attention anymore. When we are not pay attention we will start to not appreciate. Even worse, when we are not appreciating with everything that we achieved, we will start to not be thankful.
God does not want this. He wants we always give thanks in all circumstances. The most important thing that should to remember is God has arranged our lives including our sustenance. We live in the plans that have been established by God. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11).
If the company does not achieve the target profit, it is not a big deal! Because God still providing profit and our financial condition stay healthy. I am being grateful for that blessing. I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge (1 Corinthians 1:4-5)
And I am not worried at all or even disappointed. Like Matthew 6:25 said: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
My beloved friends, Let us always be thankful for what God has given to us. No matter big or small and let us remember that big things start from the small things. Amen
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” Oprah Winfrey
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