Do everything without grumbling
This passage makes me sad.
Because I’m a really good grumbler.
I can grumble out loud in a meeting when things aren’t going my way.
I can grumble under my breath when someone irritates me.
I can even grumble in my head when I want people to think I’m not grumbling, but I really am.
I don’t know about you, but grumbling can be almost a way of life.
For Paul to suggest that I should do everything without grumbling, well, I’m almost at a loss.
How exactly does one do that?
Grumbling seems to occupy an entire constant track in my mind’s playlist. How do I mute it?
How does one retrain your brain to refrain from complaining? (Repeat that 10 times fast)
If Paul doesn’t want me grumbling, what other options do I have?
The truth is, grumbling is a hard habit to break.
So let’s start small.
Don’t just bite your tongue when the temptation for grumbling comes — use it for something healthier.
Try Grumbling Replacement Therapy:
Instead of a “Bah Humbug”, try one earnest, “Let me help you with that”, and see how it feels.
A little bit at a time, you can find yourself exchanging grumbling for humbling.
That’s my hard and fast goal. A humbled heart.
Yes, there are sometimes I fall short…
but I suppose…
I can’t complain.
Have a great week,