July 10th, 2023 Monday Motivator

Last week, I told you to “Stop making it all about you.” If you missed it, you can read it here. I promise it’s worth it!

If you remember, I said that often when we make everything about ourselves, it leads to selfish living. A symptom of this is constantly complaining. 

So, today’s stop sign is to STOP COMPLAINING! 

To stop complaining is easier said than done. I have had to work on this personally. I tend to complain about things before seeing the bright side.

When I’m in the spirit of complaining, I accomplish very little because I focus on the wrong things.

Ephesians 4:29 says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what helps build others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Last time I checked, complaining has never led to something helpful. It always destroys the atmosphere, thinking, and attitudes. Your thinking and attitude and the one listening to you are also affected.

I want to share a nugget with you to quickly fix the complaining issue.

This is a trick I use…

Here’s the nugget, “Never talk to someone about a problem who does not have the solution to fix.”

You see. I’m not saying you can’t talk to others about the hard things in life, I’m saying there is a difference between focusing on the negative and seeking solutions.

To talk to someone about a problem with no solution is simply having a pity party, but to seek wisdom about the problem is moving you toward a solution.

You are now becoming a problem solver. 

My challenge for you this week is to go a day without complaining. Then a week, then a month. 

You will begin to see your life change fruitfully!