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I am sitting here exhausted after a particularly hot day and trying really hard not to complain about the heat.  I promised my husband I wouldn’t.  The heat is good for our vegetables you see, and as he says, it’s that time of the year – get on with it.


He is right about that, I just need to live with it, accept it and move on.

So as I am sitting here trying not to complain my thoughts have turned to the fact that we complain about a lot of things.

Do I complain about the things that I cannot change, things that just are the way they are and the way God meant for them to be?

In our corner of Australia us farmers are known for our complaining, especially when it comes to the weather.  We complain when it hot, and then we get a lovely cool change and then complain it’s cold. We get life refreshing rain and then we complain it’s too wet, you can see the pattern developing.

There are certain things that we cannot change in our lives and here are a few of them…

  • Parents
  • Physical features
  • Gender
  • Siblings
  • Birth order
  • Ethnicity

These are the things that God has given to us, they are the things in our life that say who we are and where we have been, they are part of our blue print and just need to be accepted.

So this being the case why do we so often complain about them. Why do we complain about what God created us to be or where he has placed us in life.  I know myself that I have often whinged about my height, if only I could be another couple inches taller – life would be good.

Really!!!! probably not.

We need to stop whinging (complaining) and get on with life. Take hold of all that God has for us and be happy.  We should love the hot days and revel in the cool days. We should accept the way God created us and move on.

We have so much to be thankful for, especially in the Western World, let us turn our hearts to those who don’t have what we do.

Let us turn our thoughts of complaint to thoughts of prayer for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Let’s be happy, and choose not to be complainers.

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.


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