“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.” – Philippians 2:14-15
When I picked up my “Jesus Calling” book, and opened it to the current day I was sorta giggling–it is always as if He picked the exact words specifically for me to read at that moment in time. God never fails to strike my heart and lift me up.
Recently I had a conversation with an old friend of mine about complaining and how un-healthy it is and how we justify it by saying “We’re just venting.” but when it boils down to it, it’s plain o’l complaining. Of course we are human and have those negative thoughts running through out mind. Thoughts such as… I wont measure up to all of those people that are ahead of me in life, who have this or have that, who have the right words to say when speaking or writing. And of course I want to vent these things to my friends that I trust, it helps me feel better at that moment in time.
I have to stop.
He is the one and only I should be reaching out to and trusting and believing. I am praying for God’s comfort and grace, to get through each day, a day at a time – to understand and trust His timing in my life.
What I need to start doing again, is writing my thoughts, struggles, fears, and worries out instead of keeping them in or even worse, complaining about them; even if they do not quite coincide with the day’s devotional. It really helps me not harbor those feelings inside.