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August 21, 2007


Good advice. We waste so much time and energy on things like this! Life's too short for that.

I would comment more, but I have more pressing things to do...

Just kidding (actually, kidding or joking is more productive than complaining or worrying)

Deciding not to complain leaves room for being grateful and meek.

I think that when a problem gets in the way of our service to others, then we are justified in our complaints.

rather than "meditate" on the negatives, meditate on the good, pure, beautiful etc. I too have a long way to go on this. I

I prefer to save up all my annoyances, and the direct all the subsequent agitation towards Alan!

Philippians 4:8 (New International Version)
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

I too feel like I am sometimes justified in complaining. But I think that's the most insidious type of complaint...it's the one that takes a lot of energy away from the good we want to do. So, the point I've made in this blog is that especially when I'm justified in complaining, I want to keep it to a minimum and focus my energies on actually getting something done. My complaining rarely helps me in any way and usually wastes time.

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