Thursday, December 23, 2010

Complaining about complaining

This probably won't be a very uplifting post.  It might sting a little.  But I'm not going to apologize for it.  I just feel very convicted about this!

I was cruising Facebook the other day.  Of course, at this time of year lots of people have LOTS of things to do.  There are parties to go to, things to bake, presents to buy, decorations to put up, etc.  It seemed like EVERYONE was complaining about all of this!  Ok, so I'm not going to minimize the stress of the holidays.  It can be a lot.  Especially if you have company coming in town.  But come on people.  Get a grip!

You are complaining about wrapping gifts?  You have gifts to wrap!
You are complaining about baking you have to do?  You have food to eat!
You are complaining about driving to relatives or them driving to you?  You have family!
You are complaining about decorating?  What is the point, if you can't enjoy it!
You are complaining about being stuck in traffic?  You have a car!

It's a good thing Christ didn't complain on the way to being born or on the way to the cross?  I mean, can you imagine.  "I'm sorry.  I just can't carry this burden for the whole world.  You all are just gonna have to be perfect to get to heaven."

Now, I don't want to sound like I don't ever complain.  Heck, I'm complaining in this post for goodness sake!  I've complained this week about the amount of laundry that I've had to do lately.  (And that's just for starters.)

But I'm challenging you to STOP yourself.  Be grateful!  Enjoy this time of year!

*stepping down from soapbox*

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