My struggle with my daughter lately is about her grumbling and frowning when I give her tasks to do. My ears are too sensitive whenever I hear her complaining. I don’t like it when she does that, but to be honest, I see myself to my daughter and remember times when I am complaining about life too.
Our initial reaction when things don’t go our way is to grumble, even though we know doing it won’t really give any help at all. Israelites fell to grumbling over their hard life in the desert. They had a craving on meat and later they whine that they’ve only been eating manna. They compared their current hardships with the life they had as slaves in Egypt and thought they’d had a better life staying there.
We can be smarter in finding solutions than being a complainer. When we complain, we are not making the situation better. We are wiring our brain to complain instead. Murmuring can limit our thinking and stop us from reaching the next level. Instead of training our minds to complaints, let us train it to believe that God is in our midst and that He can do something over our situation. Whenever we feel like whining, pray with thanksgiving. Let us practice giving thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Pray with thanksgiving!
SMILE, BREATHE, LOVE Meditation
As Jesus is all and in all, we have been given the mandate to love one another.
Jesus Christ is the game-changer…Jesus, I need you, trust you and love you.