How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
Psalm 139:17-18 NKJV
We have mouth of complaints, we were raised in the world which people are full of complaints heart than gratitude ones. People were taught to complain for everything rather than find the solution of all things. We have citizens who complain for their governments and tend to pin point every mistake which their governments make but they don't even have time to pray for them.
We are all raised in those kinds of environments which we heard complains more than appreciations. When I was born again still a teenage at the age of 15; the desire of reading the Holy Scriptures grew higher in me. Though I was raised in a Christian home, I had no personal relationship with the Lord. Then I started studying the attitude of the people who knew the Lord in the past; and I discovered they had the victory in this life because they had grateful hearts and thanked God for all that He did for them.
It is obvious that most of us enter into temptation of complaining when we start counting things that we don't have in life. But I have learnt if I will start counting my blessings, meditating what the Lord has done for me and thank Him for every act of kindness including giving me another chance to see this morning.Then I will have a happier life and put away the miserable one which was full of complaints.
This morning, God wants you to start counting your blessings one by one. Look back and try to remember how many people started a journey of life with you? Did all of them managed to be where you are now? Are they all still alive? Do they all know the Lord like the way you do?
Many people would like to be in your position; to have the level of education which you have or to have that good paid job which you are taking for granted. Most people would like to have that wife or husband who you despise, but it was you who was given all those blessings!
You may be having a number of kids and you never cease complaining that they prevent you to accomplish your goals in life. But just pause, and think how many mothers or fathers out there who kneel daily before the God of all earth asking for a child who would take away their reproach? God bless you.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your Word. Lord help me to be content with what I have, help me to have a thankful heart ooh Lord. Change the complaining-like attitude in me, that I may praise in both small and large things. In Jesus' Name, Amen.