Do all things without grumbling or questioning…” Philippians 2:14
If complaining were an Olympic sport, I would have more medals than Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps. I love to vent about what makes me mad or angry about myself and the world around me. I can complain about complaining. There is such a high level of dissatisfaction. The world paints a picture that everything has to be bigger, faster, have more possessions, be stronger, prettier, our bodies thinner, our wallets fatter. No wonder we complain and are unhappy.
Complaining negates all the goodness God has already given and promised us. We are choosing to ignore just how great He is. I am talking about those petty things…we get cut off in traffic, our food order is wrong or takes too long, long shopping lines, etc. These things should not ruin the day the Lord has made. (Of course, when there are social injustices, we feel the need to complain about to give it light but action is better than empty words spoken). If our minds are focused on God, then there is always something we can be joyful over.
When we feel doubt about our circumstances, remember, the voice that spoke the world into existence, that heals the sick or raises people from the dead, is bigger and greater!
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
Father, please forgive me for being dissatisfied and believing my life is what the world says it should be. Let me wake up each day and remind me, just how much you have given us and to be thankful for those things. Show me all the people and things I take for granted. Let me speak words of life and encouragement to all. I proclaim you are in always in control. In Jesus’ Name…AMEN!