Thursday, March 25, 2010

Selfishness and Complaining

I was selfish today. I didn't know I was being selfish when I was being that way. All I knew is that I was unhappy and it was the cause of someone other than me. How dare this person interrupt my life, my plans, my wants, my, my, my, my....(primal scream)
Then I began to complain. I ddin't know I was complaining when I complained. All I knew was that I was unhappy and it was the cause of someone other than me. Me. Me. Me. ME. (primal scream)
Then I slowly let Christ in. Or is the truth, I let Him come out? I don't know how it works. Him in me or me in Him. Just slowly these sweet, tender thoughts came to me, "you're making it worse you know." "Take up your cross and follow me." "He who loses his life finds it." These types of thoughts. So, I sat STILL. I listened and gave in to the tender thoughts and I got a bunch of correction from the Holy Ghost.

When I complain about a situation (wah-wah-wah -wah) I am sending out messages into the air that go up to the devil and his demons. Then they take those words and fly around, and soon a hornets nest of wah-wah-wah-wah is swarming my whole life and it's worse than it was when the problem came up. If instead, I praise, thank, bless and ask for help, then my words go up to God and His angels and they fly around and soon there is peace, there is instructions, there is wisdom, and the problem will be sorted out well. Just so you know. I didn't come up with the explanation myself. My sister told it to me when I told her I think I'm making everything worse by complaining and getting upset.
Now is this exactly spelled out like this in the bible? I don't think so. But I bet I could find it somewhere in there to prove it's true. At the very least, the Bible says God HATES complaining. At the very least the Bible says we are to have a grateful heart, give praise and thanksgiving, and that God inhabits the praises of His people.

That's what I learned today. Thanks to my sister for listening to my wah-wah-wahing.

2 comments:

  1. so frustrating isn't it?when you're frustrated and you're convinced you're right and then you finally step back and look at the situation and it turns out you're the one making it worse? I hate that/love it.

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  2. I re-posted this post on mine! I love it and really helped me today.

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