be changes in jobs, money, relationships, or maybe even ourselves. We
want the change to come, but how many of us complain about what we
have instead of appreciating what we have?
When we appreciate what we have, we are welcoming more of that or better
to come to us. When we complain about what we don't have we slam the door
shut on welcoming more into our lives. We have to practice being content with
what we have so that more or better can come to us.
Some of us start complaining as soon as we wake up in the morning. We complain about having to get up, or we complain about going to work. Some
of us even complain about our breakfast. Whether we think so or not, we have
a lot to be thankful for.
If we would just take the time, we would realize that somewhere in the world someone else is in a worse situation than we are. We complain that our
apartment or house is too small, but we have shelter. We don't like our
food, but we have food. We don't like our job, but we have a job. There are
too many people in this world that are without what we have for us to not be
content with what we have.
Proverbs 15:15 says "All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a
merry heart hath a continual feast. So, according to Webster's Dictionary,
afflicted means to distress severely so as to cause continued suffering and
the second definition of distress is to worry or be troubled. In other words,
the more we are not content with what we currently have, the longer things
stay the same.
If we are truly ready for our lives to change and get what we really want our perspective about where we are and what we have needs to be changed by
us. The work that needs to be done to change our perspectives can only be
done from inside ourselves instead of outwardly. Work on looking and thinking
about things in an appreciative way so that more of that or better will make
it's way to you.