Everyone wants a Victorious Life!
But, how many of us are experiencing that? Have you noticed that we have become a society too quick to complain? We all do it at least occasionally, but do we really need to?
Last week at our monthly breakfast, as friends, we shared among us many happy or sad times or events of last year. Few shared some hard times they are experiencing now in 2017. Suddenly, we agreed that hard times often taught us the most precious lessons in life.
Have you ever heard someone saying something you knew very well, but still so profound that forced you to stop and think again?
I certainly have.
“Well, surely that should make us embrace those hard times and not complain so often.” I contemplated. But, have you noticed that we have become a society too quick to complain? We all do it at least occasionally, but do we really need to?
“I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet.” – Indian proverb
Life is beautiful and precious but not perfect. It never has been and never will be. This is not bad or hush news but the reality.
“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” —Tom Wilson.
Just look around you and hear how loud and often we complain. We complain about the weather, the traffic, about our jobs or our lack of jobs. Or about our tight clothing, misplaced keys, late airplanes, and the price of gasoline. We complain about crying babies, ungrateful teenagers, nosy neighbors, crazy drivers, lazy coworkers, or our government.
Without noticing complaining creates a victim mentality in us. We focus on us or on the negative – not the solutions or the lesson to be learned. Complaining robs us of the joys of life, destroys our gratitude and even create an “energy drain”. Complaining is contagious and damaging to all of us.
But to let go of complaining is indeed a hard process.
Only when we stop complaining and focus on the solution or the lesson to be learned, we finally become victorious in life! We all can try stop complaining at least for 24 hours and see how life changes for us and around us.
I had tried the 24 hours experiment and here are few encouraging ideas that had helped me in this process to become victorious in life.
Encourage instead of complaining!
When Complaining – I look for faults!
When I stopped complaining – I look for solutions!
When life does not meet my expectations, I count my blessings!
Counting my blessings, I had learned in:
Difficult Time – To Seek God
Joyful Time – To Praise God
Quiet Time – To Worship God
Painful Time – To Trust God
Waiting Time – To Hear God
Stormy Time – To Walk with God on Water
At All Times – To Thank God
What about you ? Please share. Cannot wait to hear from you!
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