We’ve all heard the title come from our parents or a caretaker’s mouth. Children cry and complain over the simplest things and as adults, we know a lot of times it’s not that serious and within minutes the child has forgotten about it by being distracted by something wonderful.
Sometimes that inner child in us still exists when it comes to crying and complaining. It happened to me the other day I started complaining about something that is wearing me out but as soon as I spoke the words I stopped in my tracks and apologized for complaining when on the spectrum of issues, mine wasn’t that serious.
God reminded me that it wasn’t that serious because didn’t I just get news that one of my best friends just suddenly lost her dad to suicide. Our pain is our pain and we cannot compare emotional pain but if you want to stop the crying and complaining over the simplest things then just look around you on who’s really suffering.
Suffering is not getting to go on vacation, it’s not getting that restaurant reservation, it’s not even getting things on your timetable. The timetable comes from the divine and when it’s time, it will happen. We must trust the timing to protect us, the speed bump to slow us down, the yield sign to make us look before we go and remember the red light won’t stay red forever.
Train your brain to be thankful for all things. It’s the only way to avoid the teacher giving you something to cry about. If you think it’s bad, it can always be worse.