Many of us complain constantly even when we are incredibly blessed. It’s an innate reaction—it’s part of us.
Funny thing: persons who are in less fortunate positions, sometimes, are the most grateful: a man in a wheelchair, a sick woman on her death bed or a blind person, could be the happiest person you’ll ever meet, or perhaps will always see the silver lining in a dark cloud.
Some of these individuals will motivate others (can you believe it?) and will find joy even when it seems like all is lost. Funny isn’t it?
Still, individuals who are well and able, complain endlessly: today it’s the sun, tomorrow it’s the rain. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. We must check on ourselves however.
I always say if God wasn’t a good God, He’d take away our blessings, just so we could see how much we’ve lost.
It’s important that we work on changing our behaviour; we can’t use God’s goodness as a crutch, otherwise we’ll be in for a rude awakening.
Try; you won’t get instant results, but eventually you will get there.
I was a huge fan of complaining (perhaps the number one fan) and then it hit me: God must have been truly displeased with my behaviour. I don’t complain as often as before and whenever I find myself complaining about macaroni and cheese that wasn’t good enough, etc. I ask God for forgiveness.
Like my mother says: “Some people wish they had macaroni and cheese!”
Recently I was watching a video about a woman with no arms and knees and again I realized how blessed I am. She had seven toes and did everything she could with them—I had all.
Just last week I was watching a video about a man with no arms and legs; the lady above had no arms and knees, but she had legs—he had none. Although she was not in the best position, I’m sure she’d pick hers over his any day. Still, the man lived a full life: he had four children, a wife and a job he loved.
Life isn’t always easy, but your perspective can certainly make it a whole lot easier.
Never forget how blessed you are folks, and always thank God for His goodness and mercy.
Have a good weekend and take care!