I recently heard an experience of a woman, who planted a church in Miami with her husband,who at first struggled to find her footing in their new environment. They had dreams that were nearly impossible but believed God would provide and he did. Throughout the wife’s explanation she shared that she felt like she wasn’t making the most of her new life in Miami until she was grateful for the people she was reaching. Before we even see change in those we desire we must be grateful for them. Our love for them will only grow and we will begin to see ourselves change into a person of compassion and hopefully, change in them.
A grateful heart changes the people around us and without fail, it changes us.