Shut Your Complaining Piehole

June 25, 2012 — 3 Comments

I love the word Piehole. I picked it up many years ago back in the 1980’s when my cousin graduated from Marine Boot Camp. He said that the drill instructor used it on them all the time…however, I deter. Allow me to get back on subject.

Let’s face it…complaining feels good. It feels good because it’s a short term fix to our frustration. Most of us complain all the time. We complain in big ways and in small ways. In fact, statistics show that most people complain at least 15 to 30 times per day. Complaining just simply seems to be born into us but that doesn’t mean we have to be held hostage by it.

Complaining falls into two categories.
1. Things we can’t change
2. Things we can change

So, how can you navigate these two categories?

First, you need to deal with things you can’t change.

1. What you can’t change get it off your brain. (e.g. take it to God in prayer and LEAVE it there)

2. If it can’t be changed then don’t let it become a drain on you. (e.g. Look at open doors in your life and not the closed doors)

Second, you need to work on the things you can change

1. Don’t complain about what you have the power to change. (e.g. Change it with actions…you must act on it or it will act on you)

2. Don’t allow complaining to be the solution for your frustration. (e.g. If there is an answer…step through that door)

What are some things you find yourself complaining about most often? How have you dealt with complaining successfully?

Steve Wright

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Lead Pastor of Legacy Church and Author of The Descent to Compassion

3 responses to Shut Your Complaining Piehole

  1. Steve I’m enjoying your daily blog! Blessings

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