Have you ever been in Church and the lesson being preached just hits you like a ton of bricks? Yea, that was me this past Sunday. Our preacher used this verse to really get his point across.
"Do all things without grumbling and disputings"
How many of us our guilty of this? Whining and complaining instead of getting to work and getting things done. When I heard this verse it fit my life in so many ways.
I'm the biggest clean freak there is, but when it comes down to the actual cleaning - I HATE it. Most of the time I'd rather pull my own teeth out than clean, but there I am each and every weekend...cleaning my heart out. However, even though I'm cleaning...I'm moaning and groaning the entire time wishing I was done. Instead of complaining the entire time I need to realize how thankful I am that I have a house to clean...and that I'm not living on the street.
I have my own flow at work and most of my job is repetitive, same thing week after week. I get in my zone and then when someone else comes in and wants something different, I get upset. 99% of the time, I'm super busy...and then when others want something different, it just really bursts my bubble. What I need to do is calm down and realize that I'm lucky to have a job in this economy and that I need to work harder, instead of getting upset. The time spent venting to my coworkers could be spent on actually getting the job done.
Oh how many times I have laid around and thought to myself, "I really need to work out." Most of the time I spent complaining could be spent running or strength training...and I could have a workout done in the time I was griping. If I had only used the time I spent trying to get out of working out, actually working out, I would have a nice workout in. I'm going to make a continuous effort to not talk myself out of working out, but instead working out. This is going to be a real issue for me. I loathe working out. Is there a magical solution to enjoy working out?!
I'm a complete work in progress with the whining and complaining aspect of my life. All we can do is try to do better, right?!