Did I stop to pray about this specifically? I have to admit...NO! I just became frustrated, and more frustrated. Had I prayed about, God would have shown me this verse. I guess He really did show me this verse...how else did I "stumble" upon this blog. God works is wonderful ways!!
OK but seriously, it made me think about the things that come out of my mouth. Sometimes I may not intentionally complain, but if I really hear myself....I AM!!! I become so aggrevated with my own children when they complain and argue, yet I seldom listen to the words spoken from my own mouth. After all, our children learn from us. If I nag, complain and argue, then it is fair to expect them to nag, complain and argue in a response to what they hear.
I really don't think of myself as a negative force. But do I try to find the beauty of all situations? No, probably not.
"It's too cold in here." "I am so tired of waiting on you." "You played a great game, but you could have hustled a little more on defense." "Why does it take you so long to get ready in the mornings?"
Sounds pretty negative to me!!
I think I need to take the Philippians 2:14 challenge. My entire house included. Verse 15 in Philippians goes on to say that we are to shine like stars in the universe. I want to shine like the stars...in my home, in my classroom, amongst my friends, in my church, in the line at the grocery store, everywhere I go.
Join me for 24 hours of NO COMPLAINING, NO ARGUING. Leave a comment and let me know how it goes for you. I will let you know at the end of the weekend.
Hope you each have a super weekend. Be blessed!!!