31 Days to Become a Better Pastor: Embrace Thankfulness

ThankfulnessOne of the best ways to build a long lasting and effective ministry is to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness. It is easy to focus on the things that are wrong or frustrating. Being thankful takes work and it doesn’t come about by accident.

One of the things that I do is to blog weekly about some good thing that has happened in my life. It sometimes is in the context of ministry and sometimes not.

It would be a productive time to write down everything that you are thankful about for your congregation. Put aside the problems and troubles and just focus on the positives.

Another thing that is a good idea is to keep a copy of every encouraging note, card or email that you receive and put them in a file. Go back to them and remember the good times when you are having bad day.

Find something that works in your situation to build an attitude of thankfulness.

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