I’m challenging myself. Are YOU up to the challenge? I’m endeavoring to NOT complain or dwell on negativity in this new year of 2017! Related to that, I want to make sure my words are uplifting and wholesome. Words have power, for good or bad, and it’s important to pay attention to what we say–better yet, to think BEFORE we speak!
Some inspiration for this second day of January…
“Today thank God and decide
not to complain about anything.
Ask Him to show you anytime
you are getting ready to complain
and to help you hold your tongue.
Today, give thanks for what you have
without looking at what you don’t have.
The Word says,
‘Let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency)
nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt ) talk,
nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting or becoming;
but instead, voice your thankfulness [to God]
(see Ephesians 5:4).
Guard your tongue today!”
–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”
Quite the challenge! No complaining…about anything! I’m guessing we don’t even realize how often we whine or complain about something until we make a concentrated effort NOT to! That, and guarding our tongues, so we don’t randomly utter words and negativity we shouldn’t.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you find it difficult NOT to complain?
Have you ever asked God to help you “guard your tongue” so you don’t whine or speak negative words?
Will you join the challenge to not complain or speak negative words in 2017?