1 Corinthians 10:9-10 (AMP) 9 We should not tempt the Lord [try His patience, become a trial to Him, critically appraise Him, and exploit His goodness] as some of them did—and were killed by poisonous serpents; 10 Nor discontentedly complain as some of them did—and were [a]put out of the way entirely by the destroyer (death).
We tend to forget the blessings we have but remember all the bad things that have happened to us in our lives. We really should focus on living life the other way around. We can remember something bad that happened to us 20 years ago, but we don’t always remember the something good that happened to us 20 years ago or even yesterday.
Complaining is a huge problem for a lot of us. We have to work at getting a thankful mindset. Maybe we could write a list at the end of each day of the good things that have happened to us – that just might help us to change our behavior of negative thoughts. When you write it down and it seems difficult to see the rainbow in the rain, then you just might have a problem with negative thoughts.
Take responsibility for your thoughts and behavior instead of trying to blame your circumstances and people around you for what happens each day. Be determined to change your thought pattern each day. The cure for complaining is to be thankful on purpose!
Luke 19:2-5 (AMP) 2 And there was a man called Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector, and [he was] rich. 3 And he was trying to see Jesus, which One He was, but he could not on account of the crowd, because he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus reached the place, He looked up and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.
Jesus noticed Zacchaeus. Changing our attitude may seem impossible if we have had the same thought pattern for several years or even all of our lives. But if we are determined, we can do it. Zacchaeus was determined to see Jesus so He found a way to do it and that is exactly how we should be when it comes to having positive thinking over our lives.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen