Hello! How’s your Tuesday going? So far, so good over here—it’s still chilly outside [which I love] and I get to do some editing [which I also love] from home. Sounds like a pretty great day to me. Oh, and Samson is curled up next to me on the couch—even better.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
This statement sounds rather simple on a day like today. I mean, it’s easy to honor God in all that I do when what I am doing is fun or exciting. But, what about when what I’m doing isn’t so fun? What about when I have to clean the house, work an extra long shift at work, or run annoying errands? What about then? Do I still have to glorify God while doing these things? The answer, of course, is yes. More often than I would like to admit, I find myself complaining about any and every thing that does not go my way. I have to do something I don’t want to do? Complain. I have to work an inconvenient shift? Complain. I have to do a lot of chores at home? Complain. Complain. Complain. Some how I get the feeling that complaining doesn’t really qualify as bringing glory and honor to God.
I need to change the way I perceive things. When faced with a less than ideal circumstance, my first response should not be to complain about it. Instead, I should go about accomplishing it in a way that ultimately brings glory and honor to God. I need to be more joyful, more positive, and more uplifting in the way I view my ‘problems’. So, I am going to challenge myself to stop complaining. I’m going to start consciously thinking about what comes out of my mouth, and whether or not those words are going to bring honor and glory to God. If not, I’m going to have to think of something better to say.
What about you? Do you find yourself complaining, when instead you should be glorifying God? If so, feel free to join in on the challenge! God knows I’m not perfect, but this does seem like a step in the right direction. Anyways, I hope you all [y’all?] are having a great Tuesday so far. God Bless!