Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nothing Will Kill Gratitude in Your Heart or Mind Faster than Comparison and Expectations

The title of this post is a quote from Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth. After being married for 24 years I can attest to this truth. I also believe that as women we need to guard our minds diligently and be the sober minded women that we are exhorted to be.

Misled comparison and expectations can lead to a slippery path of sin full of hurt, anger, bitterness, hatred, jealousy, slander, gossip and more.

We need to cultivate gratitude when it comes to  our husbands.

We need to cultivate gratitude when it comes our children.

We need to cultivate gratitude when it comes to our homes.

We need to cultivate gratitude when it comes to our things.

We need to cultivate gratitude when it comes to our everyday attitudes.

We need to cultivate gratitude when it comes to our circumstances--no matter how dire.

We need to cultivate gratitude in the good, bad, and ugly.

"Gratitude is an offering
 precious in the sight of God,
 and it is one that the poorest of us can make
 and be not poorer
 but richer for having made it."   

~ A.W Tozer

The inner war is where the battle is fought, ladies, don't take it lightly.

Above all else, guard your heart, 
for everything you do flows from it. 

~Proverbs 4:23

Be encouraged by what Nancy has to say:

Comparison and Expectations Kill Gratitude
"Nothing will kill gratitude in your heart or mind faster than comparison and expectations." — Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Posted by True Woman Movement on Saturday, January 30, 2016

If you are looking for encouragement in the area of gratitude

 we highly recommend Nancy's book:


Do you struggle with expectations or comparison?

How can we pray for you?

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  1. Hi June!

    Thanks so much for sharing this vital truth today with us wives. We so desperately need this reminder. And thank you for driving home the point using Nancy's video. (Love her!) Even after 21 years of marriage I still struggle with gratitude and daily look to the lord to help me overcome it.

    I just wrote the post below on this topic for valentine's day. Please stop by my neck of the woods one day for some cyber-fellowship and check it out. :o)

    Blessings to you,
    (So sorry if my comment double posts!)

    1. Yes, we all do need this reminder--I know that I do! Thanks for stopping by!


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