Next time you complain look @ others lives
11.24.15 You know sometimes you say what next but you know what things could be worse. If you have your health and wake up each day, then it could get worse. Look @ the people who have cancer or maybe someone who is homeless. Most of the time you don't hear none of them whining about anything. I hear people all the time saying how bad things are, I say open your eyes and take a look @ the world and see what is happening to some of those people. While I was thinking about this blog I found the following:
“It could be worse!”
Just when you think you are doing badly, look around someone is doing worse. When you thought you were hungry because you didn’t eat last night, talk to someone on the street that hasn’t eaten in days and you’ll realize they are doing worse. When you thought you didn’t sleep well on last night, talk to someone who had to sleep on the street and you’ll soon realize they had it worse. When you thought the pain in your body was bad, talk to someone (like my sister) who has a debilitating disease that’s labeled the suicide disease, with no cure, and you’ll realize someone is far worse than you. You think you got a problem because your husband won’t put the toilet seat down, well talk to the woman who just made funeral plans for her husband. You think you got a problem because your wife doesn’t cook the chicken like your momma, well talk to the husband who just found the suicide note left by his wife who was depressed and he couldn’t see it. You think you got problems, talk to the parent who has to bury a child killed by a drunk driver or a stray bullet and all you got is one who won’t clean a room. – Your problems could be worse!
You complain about the church, so you don’t go but then you complain because God doesn’t hear your prayers yet He still allows you to be in your right mind day after day, night after night – your problems could be worse. You complain because God doesn’t bless you like you think you ought to be but you won’t even bless Him by paying your tithes because you got an issue with that too yet He still allows you to go to the job He blessed you with to get a paycheck every pay-day – your problems could be worse. Yea, you could be a tore up mess! You could be a jacked up fool! You could be out of your mind, wandering lost, walking among your people and not know anybody. You could be in a pit of hell right here on earth feeling alone even though you live in a house full of people. You could feel like nobody loves you although you get a hug every morning from somebody. All I’m saying is … your living could be worse! Stop taking your life for granted. Give God EVERYTHING He’s due from us whether it be money, time, praise and worship! Give it to Him! It ain’t ours anyway because everything under the sun belongs to God. Increase everything we give to God and see if He won’t increase His rewards to us.
By: Lakisha Johnson
The Lord doesn't always immediately make things new in our lives. Yet, He does, without fail, sustain us through our tough seasons.
Deuteronomy 8:3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. 4 Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. 5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.
Deuteronomy 8:4 talks about how the Father took care of the Children of Israel while they were in the wilderness for 40 years. The scripture says, "Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years."
The Israelites didn't go on any shopping sprees, or any brand new sandals dropping out of the sky. However, the Lord made it so the clothes they did have, didn't wear out.
What has God kept from wearing out, tearing up, and falling apart in your life?
Often, we make the mistake of getting so fixated on wanting something different and better that we forget to praise God for holding things together for us right where we are.
God I come to You thinking You for providing things that I need. I see the people who are homeless and they have no where to go, how could we be so selfish God when we have a roof over our head but it's never enough. God I pray for the kids who go to bed hungry every night because the parents are either seperated or drug addicts. How dare we go out to eat and never think twice about that little kid. Lord I know we can't help everyone out there in this world but we do need to stop complaining about what we don't have and praising You for what we do have. Lord please be with my facebook family and friends and know I love You. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.