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Stepping Stones: Is Being Grumpy Working For You?

Stepping Stones: Is Being Grumpy Working For You?
May 16, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
Why do we get grumpy? Usually because situations, people, things, life, aren’t going the way we planned. We feel hurt…have to accept a different plan, agenda…are disrupted, uncomfortable. Why respond with negativity, nastiness, grumpiness? How is that going to help improve the situation? When you feel nastiness coming on, when you are tempted to grumble, try this; Try going to God and talking it out. Ask Him to reveal to you why He gave you something different than what you expected or wanted. Get in His word and seek Him. As you open up to Him, He will put His thoughts in Your mind and His song in your heart. The key…open up to Him!

Prayer
Dear Father,
I grumble and complain more than I like to admit. There are so many things that tick me off…so many things I want to be different in me, in others, in the world. I realize it is my natural tendency to brood over these things and take them out on others that are close to me. I see now that the longer I focus on these things the more likely I am to grumble. Even when I get control of my spoken words, my thoughts are full of complaints. Help me talk with You about these matters. I thank You Lord for listening and caring. Even if You choose not to change my circumstance, my communion with you alone will but Your song in my heart. In Jesus’ name I pray – AMEN

The Truth
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
Psalm40:3
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
Acts 2:28

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