Neither worrying nor complaining takes away today's or tomorrow's troubles or aggravations - it takes away peace and contentment.
I have to tell you that was I was starting to write this blog post, I was about to overload it with complaints and venting. After realizing the above and having a nice encounter with my old man friend, I brought myself back to reality and realized that a) no one wants to hear it - even if I made it amusing to read and b) by acting this way, I'm not living in my victory that God has blessed me with.
The conversation with my old man friend went something like this...(this is after he offered to bring me lunch because he found out I was working an 11 hour shift...how cute and sweet is that?! He's brought me small potted flowers because I found his cell phone. I just adore him!) ANYWAYS- so he's been being tested (wires all over him) for something - I didn't ask him what, didn't want to be too noisy - after he told me last week he was in the hospital. He kept on saying to me (the past two days) what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger! This gentleman walks so slow, with a little shuffle-like walk. He still always has a smile on his face and a kind word to say.
He made me realize that no matter how many crazy and irritating things were happening to me, they didn't matter. Being upset wouldn't matter. Complaining wouldn't fix the issue. Being irritated wouldn't fix my mood. Being just as rude as someone was to me, wouldn't fix the issue.
Instead I took a breath, thanked Jesus for the wisdom, put a smile on, and overcame obstacles that came my way.
I was also reminded how I cannot let these tricks of the enemy ruin my day and cause me not to enjoy my day of complete and utter victory.
I am loved by Jesus - through Him I am victorious. Remind yourself of that. I know I am so very thankful for that fact.