“Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMPC
God will often change your perspective long before He will change your circumstances.
If you wait until your life is perfect to be joyful, you’ll be waiting until you get to heaven.
When is it the right time to be grateful?
When is it the right time to shift your focus from what God should be doing “out there” to what God wants to do “in here” (points to self)?
Don’t wait one more second.
Be thankful in the imperfect now.
Be thankful for the imperfect you.
He loves you as you are today and He will work with you to grow you into who He created you to be.
Jesus is using your imperfect life and imperfect self to do a beautiful perfect redeeming work in you.
May you let go of all you can’t control today and give yourself permission to enjoy the imperfect now, embrace your imperfect story and lift your soul up to your perfect, loving, amazing, forgiving, life-giving God.