Your good fortune lies not only in what blessings God gives you, but in how you receive them.
Receive all your blessings with a heart-felt thanks to God. Look for them, count them, recognize them, and most of all appreciate them as a gift from God.
I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:23-24