“Do as I do, not as I say to do” is the message the apostle Paul was bringing forth to the philippians. His example of living out example is the example that we must examine to example. Tongue twister, right?
However, this example in Phil. 4:8 tells us to think of things above and not temporal for the now. Thinking and speaking the things of a good report will add depth to your life, and shape your mindset to the place of daily gratitude instead of self gratification.
Paul shows us here and instructs us to live and do as he did to receive the blessing of grateful. Paul wrote 2/3 of the New Testament, and mostly in chains, shipwrecked and abased. And he kept his eyes on the faith part, not the eyeballs.
His vision for the finished race was a daily mindset to receive.
Being grateful and having gratitude and thankfulness is definitely a mindset shift. As you live it, others that follow behind will learn as well.
I pray in this season of reflection that you gain the revelation of where God is pointing you and the direction He has you to go!
Blaze that trail, and never give up!