It seems like there is a deficit of joy these days. Most of us, can find more things to complain about than to be joyful about. Most of us find it easier to complain than to rejoice.
It is easier to complain about our boss than to rejoice that we have a job.
It is easier to complain about what we are having for dinner than to rejoice that we have food to eat.
It is easier to complain about what we didn’t get what we wanted for Christmas than to rejoice that someone took the time to think of us.
It is easier to complain than to rejoice!
So how can we reverse this?
How can we choose to rejoice instead of choosing to complain?
We need to be thankful.
We need to be thankful for all the wonderful blessings that God has given us.
In the words of the old hymn, we need to count our blessings. We need to name them one by one.
I don’t know about you, but when I choose to be thankful and count my blessings it is very difficult for me to maintain my complaining attitude.
A thankful heart changes our attitude from complaining to rejoicing!
Do you find it easier to complain than to rejoice? What are you thankful for today?