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Devalue Complaining, Value Your Blessings

YES, Complaining is easy to do . If we could all go around the room and complain about our lives, we would be here till the world ended.

Last year, I was in a dark space.

My psyche consisted of depression and anxiety of : “My plans to a first time bar passer was destroyed. I was going to be in limbo again. I was not going to be like everyone else. I was not to be sworn in with my peers. I did not have the attorney job of my dreams. I was not the strong, independent career girl that I claimed to be. I was a post-grad living with my parents and being sister Uber for my siblings for school, work, church, etc. I had an extended season with uncertainty.”

I know my psyche is exhausting. But, I was so run down and hurt.

It’s ok to be upset and have a pity party but the importance is not staying there.

Complaining is a spinning hamster wheel. Your mind is going a mile a minute. Your mouth just keeps going about all the things going wrong. Your energy is depleting because you are exerting so much negative energy.

A Word from the Wise: STOP!!!

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,  the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary,  and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.-Isaiah 40:28-31

Yes, you feel weak and down. But God will not allow you to stay there UNLESS you decide to stay there. God covers a multitude of pain.

Yes, I cry. I get upset. I wallow. BUT God helps me to soar to newer heights.

Remember that God’s mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:20-21).

Try to think of blessings to combat things going wrong. Each day, no matter how hard it is, is a new opportunity for blessings. Value the blessings…for me, it is as simple as God giving me breath and the ability to wake up, my family, my talents, and my friends.

It may not be easy but try. Give energy to the blessings. Don’t dwell in what is going wrong–God may be saving you from something else.

So devalue the negativity that can easily cloud your life. Value your blessings.



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