Hello friends, and welcome!
Lately, I’ve seen a pattern of personal development in my life. This is definitely encouraging to me. You are never too old to learn, grow, and correct past mistakes.
One of my character flaws I guess you could say, is complaining. I think that it probably comes naturally to most people. We are prone to complain if something in life doesn’t go our way.
I’ve whined about both big and little things. Perhaps our home school day didn’t go as planned or I don’t feel well. Maybe a house sale fell through or an elderly parent is facing serious illness.
And as much as the situation feels bad, complaining makes it worse. Still, I often insist on doing it.
Over the past few years I’ve made an effort to get better at this, and over all I have. But I still have work to do.
When we complain and whine, we are showing ingratitude to God and others. We often don’t think about how God is using each of the situations we face to mold us into the people He would like us to be. We focus on the pain we feel instead.
Uncomfortable situations happen to all of us, and we can’t always understand why. But looking back over my life, I realize that oftentimes the trials and tribulations I’ve faced molded me into who I am today. I had big lessons to learn and I was being stubborn. God needed to get my attention in a big way for me to make a change.
I think I could have made it easier on myself if I would have just taken the correction quietly and with joy in my heart, knowing that it was for the best. Since my life is in God’s hands, everything that happens to me is for the best!
Whining and complaining does not do me any favors. When I focus on the blessings God, my husband, and others have done for me instead my life is so much better, even through the “hard” times.
But remember, those hard times are for our good. They are for our best. This perspective can make all of life a joy to live.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!