Complain and remain


“If there is nothing you can do, face what is and say, ‘Well, right now, this is how it is. I can either accept it, or make myself miserable.’ The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about the situation. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is.” ~ Eckhart Tolle from A New Earth

I receive MANY emails from different blogs that I subscribe to and this quote stood out to me this week. It reminded me of something I have heard Joyce Meyer say, “complain and remain or praise and be raised!”

I have needed reminders like this this week, I determine my attitude, not my current situation. I am going through something that is temporary (even if it doesn’t feel temporary right now) and it WILL NOT define who I am or how I respond to people. God will use this time and struggle to make me stronger and help others. With Him all things are possible and I will overcome. We are children of God no longer bound by chains of this world. We will overcome 🙂

“For you created my inmost being;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;    your works are wonderful,    I know that full well.” -Psalm 139:13-14


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