The process of being grateful is restorative. It’s free, you can start applying it right now and it will transform your life forever. we’ve gathered some of the benefits of gratitude in the bible in this article.
The secret to living MORE with God, overcoming the negative emotions that often keep us from being happy, and experiencing happiness on a daily basis, is gratitude or thankfulness.
Here are 18 Benefits of Being Grateful that will deeply impact your life.
5 Benefits of Being Grateful That Will Deeply Impact Your Life
Here are 5 benefits of recognition. Some of these benefits have been scientifically demonstrated
1. Gratitude makes you happier
Some time ago I saw a list of the happiest countries in the world. I realized that the richest countries on the planet were not in the first place. On the contrary, countries that you would never imagine were among the best.
To which comes the question, why these countries had been listed as the happiest? The answer surprised me.
The countries that were in the first places had something in common: The people were grateful and their expectations were not overly ambitious.
The answer was not a better climate, a growing economy, affordable real estate, natural beauty, and safety… the answer was that they were grateful and their expectations were not overly ambitious.
When you are a grateful person, your mind focuses on what you have and not on what you lack. That simple fact makes you a much happier person.
2. Benefits the person who receives it
Being grateful benefits others. How many times have you felt good when another person thanks you for something? How many times have you felt your work valued, your important ideas, your person accepted when someone thanks you?
That’s the point, a grateful person is not only happier but also spreads blessings around him every time he thanks others.
3. It Strengthens relationships
Consequently benefiting other people strengthens relationships. It makes people want to be with you. It makes you an interesting person.
I remember that on the day of my marriage, my father-in-law told us these words: Do not enter the marriage thinking about what the other person is going to give you. Enter marriage assuming that everything you are given is a gift. If they do that, they will have a marriage forever.
4. Develop a positive attitude
When we are grateful we develop a tendency to see the positive side of things. Consequently, you manage to maintain a positive attitude. We see the glass half full, we see the sun through the gray clouds.
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5. It makes you aware of the world around you
Being grateful shows you a hidden world that most people don’t see. There is a chain of “coincidences” that allow you to live, see, and interact with the world. Being grateful makes you aware of that chain.
Do you know the hundreds of functions in your body, in the world, and in the universe that needs to happen perfectly for you to live? Why can you have electricity, water, a car, or the internet that you are using right now?
Life is a miracle that you can only see when you put on the glasses of gratitude.
This week I read the following “ gratitude can transform what we have into enough, a meal into a banquet, a house into a home, and a stranger into a friend. No matter how difficult your circumstances are, I am sure there is always something you can be thankful for.”
12 Benefits of gratitude in the bible
Always be happy. Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all things, for it is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
God’s will for us is that we live in a constant attitude of gratitude, IN all circumstances.
It’s not about saying thank you for everything. It is about giving thanks IN all things, that is, IN THE MIDDLE of all circumstances, good or bad, God wants each of us to find a reason to give thanks.
Below are the spiritual benefits of gratitude
- Gratitude reduces depression.
- Gratitude will improve your self-esteem.
- Gratitude will make you more lovable. Nobody likes to be around pessimistic people who complain all the time. It’s exhausting.
- Gratitude will increase feelings of happiness and joy within you.
- Gratitude will increase your vitality.
- Gratitude will help you develop a strong immune system.
- Gratitude lowers blood pressure.
- Gratitude will increase the quality of your sleep.
- Gratitude reduces stress.
- Gratitude reduces negative emotions like envy, jealousy, anger, and hatred.
- Gratitude increases your productivity.
- Gratitude qualifies you for a promotion.
When we see this list of physical, emotional, and social benefits of gratitude, we understand why it is God’s will for us!
And may the peace of Christ, to which you have been called to be one body, reign in your hearts. And be grateful. (Colossians 3:15)
It is my heart to encourage all of us to take the time to recognize what we have, the blessings we have received, and to express our gratitude.