Scripture tells us to do things without “murmurings and disputings” which is complaining. I tend to whine and complain quite a bit. I see it as a source of release or being able to share what’s going on with me, but as I read Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy, I realized that I am just a big ol’ complainer. Actually, I knew this before I read the book, but I let myself believe that I had valid reasons to complain.
I think the part of this book that hit me hardest was the Guilt, Grace and Gratitude chapter that talked about Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and how our thankfulness in life or lack of directly correlated with Him. Thankfulness is to be directed toward Him and when I’m complaining, it’s also toward Him rather I realize it or not.
The Holy Spirit has been convicting me about my complaining attitude for a long time now. The author has really shed some light on the topic that helps me see why I need to replace complaining with gratitude. Not only knowing why, but also how I can do this makes it a lot easier to attempt.
The book took some time to get thought, as it’s not an easy read, but one with some meat to it.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review.