Last Sunday I talked about criticizing and complaining, and then again on Thursday talked about failing. I know I fail daily in this. It is so easy to get caught up on the “why does it happen this way?” or “why does my spouse or child do this?” or even “I am so fat.” It takes effort, and it is exhausting.
It is a moment by moment conscience decision to not be negative in thought or to speak negative things. Again, I am feeling convicted because I feel that all I have done is complained lately. I know that I end up feeling worse if I continue in that thought process.
It has been raining, and storming most of the past week. Not have sunshine physically takes a toll on my spirits. I feel as though my thoughts bleed that way as well. I should be grateful for the rain, but we have had enough for a while I think. Like mother nature will listen to me? Ha. But think about it. If we are constantly raining on our thoughts with criticism or complaining it will bring us down. I think it saddens me, and I don’t like it.
Trying again. Grateful for the bits of sunshine yesterday and today.
“Do everything without grumbling and arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God.” – Philippians 2:14-15