Think-Thank Challenge, 2014

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We keep making new resolutions to become better people, to be more successful, to break free from habits and addictions, to be better spouses, to keep our relationships from shipwreck, become healthier, slimmer or fatter…at the end of the year, its either we have succeeded or we continue in the vicious cycle of being the same old us with new calendars.

The year is almost over, we have probably ticked off some items on our resolution list. However, some items still remain far from fulfilment. But does this mean it was a bad year entirely? Perhaps you may have lost your loved ones, or job, or some money, or properties… does this really mean 2014 was the worst year ever? Definitely not!

In this think-thank challenge, I want you to think of the good that happened, the answers to prayers you never said, the good breaks you had, the helpers you didn’t even know, the money you found in your pocket when you were broke, the properties you didn’t lose, the new ones you acquired, the weight you gained or lost, the love you found, the partner who remained true even when you were at your lowest, the items you ticked off your resolution list and prayer cards, the accident you survived, the robbery you scaled through alive, the hospital bed you got out from, the new kids you got, the marriage you celebrated, the graduation that became a reality, the struggles you overcame…write them down and know with no doubt that God has been way too good!

Most people don’t thank because they don’t think! Rather they are so short sighted as to only see the things that didn’t work out, the plans that failed, the darkness that lingered, the tears that they shed, the bad things that happened etc.

I’m challenging you to get a notepad and write out all the good things that happened in the year, think about the supposed bad things that later turned out for good. Put on your thinking cap that you may be able to have a thankful heart 🙂

If you think and can’t find any reason to be thankful (even for the free oxygen you’re breathing), only then can you say the year was a terrible year!

I want to use this opportunity to thank all my readers for being there and encouraging me. I also encourage you to keep giving feedbacks via the comment box. I believe 2015 holds a lot more in store for us and I pray we all crossover, amen. Keep reading, keep being inspired! I love you, but God loves you more!

Happy New Year!!!

© Mfon Etuk, 2014

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14 thoughts on “Think-Thank Challenge, 2014

    Esekhaigbe franklyn said:
    December 30, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Your articles are awesome n inspiring. You are a blessing.I pray God increases u.Happy new year

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      Dainty M responded:
      December 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      Thank God! Thanks for reading! Happy New year to you! 😀

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    Mfon Charis said:
    December 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    God you have been amazing.
    Twale Baba.
    You too much.

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      Dainty M responded:
      December 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      Yes indeed He has been good!

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    samuel adeyemi said:
    December 30, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Awesome and inspiring. More grace come 2015

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      Dainty M responded:
      December 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      Amen! Thank you @Sam Adeyemi

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    Stefphilz said:
    December 30, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    On a second thought 2014 has been amazing unlike I thought, Thanks to the think and thank Challenge… God has indeed been Good.. The unexpected happed, What I coward I’ll be if I don’t give God praise and thanks… He has been faithful all through the year…

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      Dainty M responded:
      December 30, 2014 at 4:42 PM

      I know right! When we spend time to think, we actually discover reasons to be thankful. 😀

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    nonijaz said:
    December 30, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Awww. I actually have a million things to Thank God about! I think you know one sef…sokoto trip 🙂

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      Dainty M responded:
      December 31, 2014 at 8:49 AM

      @nonijaz, indeed that was God’s deliverance! Thank God! Xx

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    MercyJay said:
    January 2, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Wow…I realize God’s been really good to me and mine.

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    Light Ministry Blog said:
    January 21, 2017 at 12:54 AM

    I know this is an older post, but I hadn’t read it. it’s very good! The one line which stood out to me was…”If you think and can’t find any reason to be thankful (even for the free oxygen you’re breathing), only then can you say the year was a terrible year!”

    We all have many blessings to be grateful for…thanks for this reminder, M!

    Steve

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