I am pretty sure I am going to fail everyday. So why bother trying to go without complaint?
What started the #30dayswithoutcomplaint challenge?
Philippians 2:14-15 ESV “Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,”
I want people to see Christ in me. God has been teaching me a lot this year about how I speak, softening my tone, being quiet, listening more, keeping anger out of my voice.
Tonight, I really noticed how rephrasing my words gives them a completely different tone. Instead of I’m too tired to give her a bath, I said, I would prefer to finish folding the laundry.
Do you have an internal monologue?
Most of my complaining was part of an under-my-breath running narration of my life. My little one is picking up on all my grumbling.
It’s negative and hurtful, and critical of my husband in front of my daughter. I wouldn’t dare actually say those things to him; I shouldn’t be saying them at all. And if I’m being honest, if I’m truly going to stop complaining, I’m going to have to stop the thoughts as well.
Never complaining ever again might be a stretch, but radical change in my speech, mind, and heart takes radical actions.Radical obedience takes radical actions to produce radical change. #30DaysWithoutComplaint Click To Tweet
I am going to do my best to completely revamp my attitude over the next 30 days, to start a new habit of positivity.
So, If you find me speaking very slowly and deliberately, I haven’t had a stroke, just a rough day.Speak slowly, speak intentionally so you can speak life into the lives of those around you. Click To Tweet
I’m trying to speak intentionally so that I do not complain. I am really looking forward to seeing how this transforms my life at home, with my daughter, my ministry.
I hope you’ll join me. #30DaysWithoutComplaint
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