Much turmoil is taking place within the United States and around us locally. Many of us don’t take the time to realize how good we actually have it. We are still blessed in the midst of it all. We hit slumps and think it is the end of the entire world. We take our anger and frustration out on our loved ones instead of just falling to our knees thanking God for what we do have….instead of having faith that God will provide.  We complain about the aches in our arms and our legs but yet there are people in this world who don’t have legs; some don’t have arms. How dare we complain so much?? We complain that our homes are too small or too old-fashioned when there are other people who are on the verge of losing their homes; some have already lost them. We complain about not having a luxury vehicle when some people don’t even have the ability to drive anything. We complain about where we work when some people have lost their jobs while others have gone on several interviews but have not received a response. How dare we complain so much?? We have to be thankful at this very moment for what we have. We have to appreciate our health, where we live, what we drive and where we work. When we learn to appreciate “these moments”, God will open up a door to bigger blessings in all our lives. Some of us have complained so much until it is a part of our daily living but it is time to wean ourselves from the complaining thought pattern. To wean ourselves, we must acknowledge God, who He is, and what He can do. We must surround ourselves with positivity and refrain from anyone and anything that is negative. Each day will be a step closer to a more stable thought pattern that ventures away from complaining about the things we don’t have. And we must be watchful of the spirit of greed for it will consume us and we will be walking down a road of debt that never ends. We must allow God to guide us in our everyday lives and He will provide for each one of us.

Philippians 2:14-15 (NIV) “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.”


Stacy L. Montgomery


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