Change Your Perspective
“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God…” (Philippians 2:14-15)
Many people go around complaining, always looking at what’s wrong. They see the negative in every situation, and then they wonder why they’re not enjoying their lives. Really, it’s because they have an ungrateful, unthankful attitude. It’s a heart issue, and if they don’t get to the root cause and start being more grateful, it’s never going to change.
God didn’t give us our mouths to complain. You may not have everything you would like today. In fact, you may be dealing with a lot of problems, but complaining is only going to make matters worse. Quit taking inventory of everything that’s wrong, and start thanking God for what’s right, for what God has already done or what He’s already given. Until you have a grateful attitude, you’re going to stay right where you are.
Your life might take a radical turn for the better if you’d just change your perspective and start being more grateful. Remember this: no matter how many negative things you have in your life, somebody would love to trade places with you. You may not have the perfect job, but if you got laid off and couldn’t pay your bills for six months, you’d be thrilled to have your old job.
We need to remind ourselves, “I may not like this job, but I am blessed to have it. I may not like this house I’m living in, but what would I do if I didn’t have my home? I may not particularly enjoy the person to whom I’m married, but what would happen if one day that person was gone? We need to see our circumstances in a different light.