Are You a Burned Out Light Bulb or A Shining Star?

Have you ever been around people who seem to always have a complaint?  It can be a perfect spring day but to them the sun is too bright or it’s getting hot.  They will be glad when cooler weather gets here.  Then the fall and winter rolls around and they complain it’s too cold and can’t wait until spring and summer.

Some people can never say anything positive or find the good in any situation they have.  They always have an “ache and pain” they are complaining about.  They never have enough time to get anything done.  Their kids are always on their nerves and their spouse never does anything right.

They are like a burned out light bulb – dark, aggravating and in need of some brightness!

But my question today is “are YOU like the burned out light bulb?  Have YOU ever been the one who complains all the time and can’t find the good in the weather, the kids, the spouse, the house or your situation?”

I know sometimes I have fallen into the trap of looking at the negative instead of the positive.  I begin to even annoy myself!!  Philippians 2:14-16 says “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 as you hold out the word of life………..”

Let’s not be like burned out light bulbs complaining about everything.  Instead let’s be SHINING STARS IN THE UNIVERSE that light up those around us so that they can replace their burned out light bulb and go from dark to light.  Become the North Star in your universe – you know………the one everyone looks for and is easy to find because it shines so bright!

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