Complain Or Count My Blessings

By McKrae Game

blessingsI could look at what little I have in my account or projects around the house that need funding and be depressed or complain to God. I could get mad that my kids aren’t perfect. I could get mad at myself or God because I woke to a sexual dream that was disturbing. I could be mad at God and myself that I still struggle with same-sex attractions.

OR I could count my blessings. We were out for lunch yesterday, standing in line forever at Wades, a popular local meat & vegetable place. A little frustrated over the line, but we enjoyed each other’s company. I remember standing there talking and laughing with my wife, thinking, “God I love this woman. I am so blessed!” And I am. Instead of complaining, about what I don’t have, I can count my blessings and focus on what I do have.

Christ, and being more like Him, must be the goal. Things like attractions changing or complete removal of urges are externals that cannot be promised and are mostly a waste of energy. There is a comfort in maturity that I am finding that does not care about such things. My very mature, very godly hetero friends still struggle with urges and attractions towards the opposite sex. Why should my life with my past be any different and why does God care how I struggle, but only that I completely surrender to Him.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

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