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!