Last December I couldn’t come up with a new year’s resolution that I knew I would keep….for one entire year. Therefore, I decided to make twelve separate resolutions, one for each month as they arrived. So far it seems to be working and more effectively.
Since “sharing” my concerns and worries with my husband is part of my daily routine, it occurred to me while reading Philippians that my “sharing” might be just plain, old complaining. Of course, “sharing” sounds much more spiritual, doesn’t it?
“Do everything without complaining or arguing,
so that you may become blameless and pure, children
of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation,
in which you shine like stars in the universe.”
For years I’ve understood complaining and arguing to be sinful, but I must admit I was pleased to know the Lord promises to make me “shine like stars in the universe”, if I give up the habit of “sharing” in this manner.
I am resolved; at least, I plan to review and practice this beautiful verse as much as possible this August. Maybe it will become a habit to “share” only things that are beautiful, lovely, and of good report and leave the complaining and arguing far behind.
‘Til He Shouts!
Yes, I do too much sharing also. Today seems to have started that way. Thanks Adele for the reminder and your monthly resolutions is an excellent idea.
You’re welcome, Kathy. I’m printing up a copy of this verse to stick on the shelf next to my computer as a daily reminder. Best wishes to you.
Thanks for sharing and the encouragement it brought; I think I should make this same resolution…and daily!!😉
Yes, Melanie, I will need to make this resolution a priority, also. Thanks.
Adele I appreciate your thoughts on sharing. Very true. I’m guilty for sure. This is something I will try to be aware of.
I also think your 12 resolutions idea is doable. It will give me a chance to focus on a particular area for just a month. Not so daunting as a whole year.
Thanks for your blog.
Thank you, Barbara for your comments. I appreciate that you took the time to read and comment. Yes, trying to follow and learn one month at a time is much more helpful.
Very good advice!
Thanks, Karen. Yes, it is good advice, and I hope to take it myself, instead of “sharing” so much. 🙂