Song says I’ve had some good days, I’ve had some hills to climb. I’ve had some weary days and lonely nights, but when I look around and think things over all of my good days out weight my bad days and I won’t complain. This song has been in my head, which really got me to thinking. Life is a whirlwind of both good and bad, highs and lows meaning we will have some great moments at times and we will have some not so great moments. The kicker for me is this, no matter what life may throw in my direction I choose not to complain. I make a conscious decision. This is a choice. Have you ever known someone where every time you saw them they had something to complain about? If you ask them how they are doing, they go down a long list of stuff that is wrong with them. My toe hurt, my head hurt, my knee acting up… I mean something is always wrong. Folks like this I try to avoid. If I can’t avoid them, I just say hello and keep it moving. I don’t try and make small talk or anything because I don’t want to hear their list of complaints about life, and I know they will have one. It’s sad it has to be that way but their negativity begins to rub off after a while and I don’t want it rubbing off on me. They make the choice to focus on the negative and complain, instead of focusing on the positive. If your toe, knee and head hurt then thank God you still have your arms, hands and fingers that work just fine.
There is always a positive for every negative in our life we just have to choose what side we are going to focus on. I think by focusing on the positive in our life, we also honor God. We let Him know that in spite of what situation or circumstance may be going on, we are still thankful for the many blessings that we do have. By maintaining a positive outlook, we show Him that we are able to see beyond the present chaos to the beautiful panorama that lies ahead. This in essence is what exercising faith is all about. Being able to praise God in advance and know that your present situation is only temporary. My charge to you on this day is to make a conscious decision not to complain. If your whole body is aching, thank God that you are still breathing. If the worker in the store treats you horribly while shopping, instead of filing a complaint with the manager find someone who treats you the way you deserve to be treated and compliment them. Replace every complaint you have with a kind word instead. There is always good in every situation, you just have to find it. #iDeclare #iwontcomplain
Father God, in the name of Jesus. Forgive me for all the complaining I’ve done. I decree and declare on this day that I will no longer complain, but I will focus on the positive in my life. I choose to replace every complaint with a compliment because I truly believe that there is good in every situation. Thank you Jesus for shifting my mindset. In Jesus name, Amen.
Philippians 4:8 NIV “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”
Proverbs 17:22 NLT “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”