Sometimes we’d rather just complain.
It feels good. It’s kind of addictive too – once we get going, it’s hard to stop.
One complaint inspires another.
Speaking out the complaint seems to boost our confidence that we’re right.
Complaining is nice because it places the burden of responsibility on someone or something else.
I think we often choose to complain because it’s safe – it ensures that we won’t have to change.
But maybe safe isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
And now, one final thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (Philippians 4:6-8)
Don’t worry (stress, whine, complain, freak out)… instead, pray!
Something happens when we pray. The circumstances may or may not change… but WE are certainly changed!
When we pray, God gives us a peace that goes beyond all our thoughts, cares and concerns about the situation.
When we pray, we take on a responsibility… to trust God and to get our thoughts right (to fix our thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and worthy of praise).
I know, sometimes we’d rather just complain… but if we have enough energy to complain, we have enough to pray.
Live dangerously and pray!
The risk is that God might change us… but it’s a change for the better anyway(being stress-free, worry-free and filled with a peace that supersedes our circumstances).
Live the adventure. Pray about everything.