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Renew Your Mind By Simply Stopping Constant Complaining
Did you know you can renew your mind by simply stopping constant complaining? You can and I am going to share with you how and why this is so true. Many people don’t understand that constant complaining not only affects your mind and how you think but it also attracts more of what you are complaining about! Now, let’s talk more about how to renew your mind by simply stopping constant complaining.
For years and I mean years, more like 90% of my life I complained. I complained about everything and to be honest it felt like the world was against me. It seemed like I would take 2 steps forward and 3 more back.
I didn’t know it at the time but everything I complained about I got more of. Hence why it seemed like nothing was ever going right or worked in my favor. I was attracting exactly what I was focusing on, which was everything I was complaining about.
It was so bad I woke up complaining about complaining, seriously. Know anyone like that? I do and I do my best to stay away from those people too. Unfortunately, you can only help someone who wants to help themselves. I thank the good Lord above I was able to see myself and the effect complaining was having on me and my life.
How Constant Complaining Affected My Life
Constant complaining affected my life in the absolute worse ways. A great example of this is the fact that I struggled for so long. I know now that it didn’t have to be that way. To be honest I don’t think I would go back if I could and change anything.
If I did then I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I believe God takes situations and events in our lives and if we allow Him, He uses those incidents to make us new and make us somebody that can help others.
I graduated college with an Associates Degree in Business Administration and then a Bachelor’s in Business Administration: Management. I just knew I was going to find a good job and my life was going to change. After all, I went to college to better myself and be a role model for my kids and give them a good life. It didn’t quite happen that way.
After applying to I don’t know 10 maybe 15 places and going on maybe 6 interviews I felt defeated. I had no experience, duh I just graduated college, or I was over-qualified because of my degree, really over-qualified?
Ugh. How would you feel? I know how I felt, I felt worthless, broke, poor, and stuck. Sadly that is exactly where I stayed for the next 8 years, poor, broke, and constant complaining about how bad life was.
The truth is I could have found a good job. Yes, you read that right, I could have found a job. I could have found a great job but due to my constant complaining about not being able to find a job, I never found one. Why on earth would God bless me with a good job when all I did was complain about not finding one? I was simply showing Him I didn’t believe He could bless me in such a way.
Fast forward 8 years, I finally quit playing the blame game and stopped the constant complaining and decided to be grateful for the job(s) I had. One of the jobs I was working I made minimum wage and the other I made just a little over. Yes, I had to work two jobs but I enjoyed what I did and they were both part-time.
How Stopping Constant Complaining Changed My Life
A little over a year after working those two jobs I moved to Florida. Due to family circumstances, I came back to Illinois for a short time and was planning to make another move to Branson with my sister. All of which my one job transferred with me.
The day before we were supposed to leave I was offered a job at Amazon. It was a tough decision because I knew I didn’t really want to work in a warehouse but for some reason, at the time I felt led to accept the offer. After all, it paid decent and offered benefits. It was a win-win situation. At least that is how I chose to look at it.
Even though I wasn’t 100% happy with my new job at Amazon I stuck it out and decided to be grateful. I believe because I stopped the constant complaining, even though my feet felt like they were going fall off each night, I received a promotion with-in 5 months. A couple months later I felt like I was supposed to move on and go back to merchandising.
Of course, I felt the need to leave Amazon was coming from God and I argued simply because I didn’t want to go back to making minimum wage. After lots of praying, I decided to trust God. At this point, I had been blogging for 2 years and I so desperately wanted to go full time. The problem was I was so worn out working at Amazon that I just never had the time or energy to blog.
At this point, I had been blogging for 2 years and I so desperately wanted to go full time. The problem was I was so worn out working at Amazon that I just never had the time or energy to blog or anything else that came with it.
By stopping the constant complaining and focusing on what I wanted and being grateful for what I had, God made a way. I now work part-time and I make more than I made at Amazon! The best part though is I have so much more time to work on my Blog doing what I love. Now, some people would argue that God wouldn’t bless you with a job that would take you away from church.
I, however, knew in my heart this is God’s plan. At first, I was a little irritated and even complained because my new job knew how important church is to me plus the fact that I teach Sunday School to preschoolers. Then I thought about it, after I got done complaining, I realized that Sunday morning is not the only church service there is. I still have Sunday evening service and Wed. evening as well.
I just had to stop the constant complaining to see that there were other options. I missed out on a lot of things in life due to constant complaining. I also learned a lot from constant complaining, like stay away from constant complainers. They will suck all the energy out of you like a vampire sucking blood from its victim. Did you know you become like the people you are around most? Just another true fact.
I hope this post about how to renew your mind by simply stopping constant complaining has had some kind of an impact on you. Maybe you know someone who constantly complains and you feel the need to share this with them. Like I said earlier I constantly complained and it took someone I worked with to point it out me. I’m not going to lie I was very angry at first. The truth is sometimes hard to handle.
One thing I can guarantee is once you make the decision to stop the constant complaining your life will begin to change and you will begin to notice things coming into your life that you want. God is not going to bless you if you are a constant complaining fanatic. Constant complaining is negative and God is not negative. It’s time to renew your mind by simply stopping constant complaining.