This was made abundantly clear to me recently as we toured one of the missions we deliver food too. The needs were overwhelming, and they struggle daily to get by, but they always find a way to keep the doors open so they can
continue to feed hundreds each day. They don't complain about the current state they're in; instead they try and find the blessings they do have and continue to run the race set before them. I for one was amazed by their attitude; they see a need and will do whatever to help meet it. They inspire all who are around them to do the same,
their positive attitudes are contagious.
That day, all of us who toured found ourselves thinking of ways to help or what we personally could do to help this mission out. We all felt so overwhelmingly blessed and spoiled. Yet we all over looked the fact that if you asked any of them that day, they would all say how blessed they all were, they had a roof over their head, food in their belly's and a loving God who continues to provide for them, even if its not the standards we're all used to. Now don't get me wrong, they need prayers and financial help, but you'll never once hear them complaining about the state they're in. They were truly a testimony and made all of us take a long look in the mirror and re-examine how we act, and if we thank God for all the blessings we have in our life.
My intent in this article is not to make you feel bad for being blessed; in fact my point is for you to daily thank God for those blessings, the simple blessings. In fact, we need to acknowledge the wonderful things God has done in our lives, or the wonderful people He has placed around us.
Find as many positives as you can and don't dwell on the negative. Every mission we go to is flooded with people with this attitude and it's truly contagious.
We pray that all of us here at MCFR have this same attitude and that through those positive attitudes and prayer God will continue to bless us so we can continue to bless others.