Do you ever have days where you just feel real blessed no matter what? Today is one of those days for me.
The other day I really got derailed by a negative comment someone made about one of my friends. I was so stunned that I don't feel like I did her justice with my reply (aka I didn't curse the person out--I told y'all God is working on me). But today I am reminded that when you life and your work honor God and bring you happiness no matter what anyone says when you are right within your soul, no one can take that away. I am grateful for an education and for experience that gives me options. I am grateful for a humble spirit and a sound mind. I am grateful that I do not get overly puffed up over success. I am grateful that I don't think small. I am just grateful that God always has the final say in all things.
Let people hate and talk about you (you'd probably be surprised by how much people talk about you and you don't even know it). Let people chase money and self-serving goals. The best thing you can do is to keep on living a life worthy of what God has called you to and to help others along the way.
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. (Colossians 3:23, 24 NLT)