Monday, May 10, 2010

Do everything without Complaining: Part One.


Has it been a hard day already, and the day has only begun? Do you feel like you slave over the same menial tasks day after day, and never seem to catch a break?
Phillippians 2:14
"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life-- in order that I (this was Paul, speaking to the Phillippians, who he had been teaching) may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing."
Don't you want that? To shine in the world around you, and to know that all this work you have been putting in is not in vain?

Try this challenge with me today: Don't complain ALL DAY LONG. Is that a hard one for you? Can you do it? Try it with me. Being a mom is hard, keeping up with all the work, keeping everyone happy all at once, and feeling like you have a balanced life....well, let's just say that all of us have our reasons why we feel justified to complain. When a complaint comes to your mind today, and you so badly want it to come out of your lips, choose not to. Redirect your attention. If you can't "voice" the complaint, then you have to move on from it. "It" does not control you. There is nowhere for it to fester. Choose to replace the complaint with a praise. Choose not to complain today just for the sake of complaining (just for a day), and post a comment to let us know you are in this challenge with me. There will be a reward to each of you who does. The reward will be posted tomorrow.

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