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I Won't Complain

The songwriter/Man of God, Rev. Paul Jones wrote the lyrics to a song that we all know so well. We've heard it during church service, on the radio, and at funerals. We've even heard it being sung by our grandmothers. You know what's crazy, I never truly understood why that song meant so much to my grandparent's generation. It wasn't until I found myself standing in the shower with tears streaming down my face. The tears were flowing so fluidly that I couldn't tell the difference between them and the water. It's because I've had many bad days, many hills to climb, many weary days, and many sleepless nights but when I look around and think things over.. all of my good days outweigh my bad days and I won't complain. Often we get so caught up in what we're going thru that we start complaining. We found ourselves asking God, why me?!? Why me??! Why me?!! I speak about it because I've done it. But I remember my mom saying, "why not me?" See mom had the right idea. She understood that she wasn't exempt from suffering. She understood that God knew best. You wanna know why?!? It's because you can't have one without the other. You can't have good days without bad days. The good days don't feel so good until you've experienced bad days. They don't feel so good until you've gone thru a struggle, until you've experienced a dark cloud. The good days don't feel so good until you've experienced some pain. And I've found out that as bad as things feel sometimes, they could be worse. And for that I truly cannot complain. I won't complain. I just say thank you lord. I thank God that I'm still in my right mind and that I'm fit enough to endure. Instead of complaining I've learned to lift my hands and say thank you lord. Complaining is easy. It's easy to look at and recognize the things that you don't have, recognize when you're feeling bad and when you're upset. But how often do we take the time to look back over our lives and take inventory of the things that we do have?!? How often do we look back over our lives to acknowledge that we've come a very long way?!? We may not be where we want to be but just to thank God that we're not where we used to be. It easy to complain but it's hard to accept what is and be thankful that it's not as bad as it could be. You're not exempt. I'm not exempt. God said in his word that he won't leave or forsake us but he never said that we won't have endure some pain. I believe that if we acknowledged the fact that our good days actually outweigh our bad says, the bad days won't feel as bad. We'll have less to complain about and more to praise God for. Some of you are going thru something right now and you feel like it's the worse thing in the world. You may have a bill due and you have no idea where the money is going to come from. You may be sick or know someone that is sick and you feel like their not going to make it. You may be unemployed or unappreciated at your current job and you're at your wits in with your boss and/or your coworkers. But I'm here to challenge you to look back over your life. While you're in the wilderness, look back over your life. While it feels like the world is weighing heavy on your shoulders...look back over your life. Think things over. Can you say that you've been blessed? Or is it worth the complaining? Can things be worse? Or is it worth the complaining? Hasn't God seen you thru before? I'm asking because I know that some of you have been thru the same situation before. But guess what... last time you got thru it and this time you will too. It's not worth it to complain about it but you'll realize how worthy God is once you've gone thru it. I encourage myself and I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on your life and be reminded of all that God has brought you thru. Yes, you've been thru the storm and rain but you've also seen some sunshine thru all of your pain. And for that reason alone, like me...You shouldn't complain. Love always, Kim❤

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