We grumble and fight because we are ungrateful, because we’ve embraced that lie that we deserve more.
Remember the lines, “I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet”?
The art of living is not to grumble or fight, but to live humble, though shoe-less, and shine like the light.
Here’s a thought: Make a list everything that does not fit in the category of “all things”.
Today, only complain about those things.
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.” (Philippians 2:14–16, ESV)
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Scott lives in North Idaho collecting more books than he'll ever read in a lifetime. He shares valuable tips on writing and teaching, rich insights into theology and literature, and meaningful perspective on living a life of significance. You can subscribe to the tribe and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.