Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Caught in Complaint

You know what just dawned on me, literally seconds ago? I'll tell you: most of the time, things that I complain about are things that I should be thankful for! It was one of those things that just popped up out of nowhere. Where God just said, "Are you sure you want to gripe about that? ...Again?" and I stop to realize that I really don't.

My biggest complaint-that-is-actually-a-blessing is my class schedule this quarter. I have about 2.5 hours between my first and second class, and then another 1.5 between my second and third class. So, for the past four or five weeks, I've spent that time working on homework, bonding with Pinterest and complaining about how much down time I have. Complaining! ABOUT FREE TIME! Free time in which I can do homework that I otherwise would have to do when I would rather be sleeping. Free time in which I can study and prepare for other classes. Free time in which I can take a breather if need be. Why on earth am I complaining? I have all this time AT SCHOOL in which I can do things and have all that lovely extra time to do more entertaining things when I'm home and have people to hang out with.

So today was a bit convicting. As soon as I had that 180 degree mindset change, I was ashamed. Far too often I focus on the negative aspects of things instead of viewing them as the good that they are. I have a grand total of 2 hours of free time left for today, for which I'm going to be thankful. Because not everyone has the luxury of doing all necessary school-things at school.

Have a wonderful day, friends!

I Thessalonians 5: 16-18 ESV
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

I know this was the verse I put at the end of my last post, but sometimes, I need the reminder, and it was so utterly relevant. 

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