When you feel like complaining . . . remember.
The next time you feel like complaining about your job, remember there are many around you who would be thankful for any kind of a job . . . even one that’s worth complaining about.
When you feel like complaining about annoying family members that will visit you during the holidays, remember there are those who will be lonely during the holidays and would love to have family to spend them with.
When you feel like complaining about issues with technology, social media, and transportation, remember they are the solutions to the things we used to complain about.
When you feel like complaining about how tired you are, remember that there are many who would love for their only physical ailment to be weariness.
When you feel like complaining about our government, remember that there are those who face imprisonment, torture and death for doing so, and we still have the rights to voice our complaints.
When you feel like complaining about the economy, remember that the poorest in America still have it better than the majority of the world. In most countries, we would all be the 1%.
And when you feel like complaining about all your problems and needs in the material world, just remember the spiritual blessings and riches we have in Christ that remain unaffected by our physical situation.
Paul’s prayer is mine: “I pray that you may know the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe.”
Happy Thanksgiving Week!