Friday, December 27, 2013

The 72 hour Challenge

Could you do it? Could you go 72 hours without a single complaint? We are all guilty of complaining, some people just complain more then others. I work to hard, my coworkers are driving me a little crazy, my spouse doesn't see things the way I do.The kids are not listening. Sound familiar? I know that I can be guilty of this. So, what ever your complaint is, could you go a full 72 hours without a single, I am tired, I don't want to cook dinner, this house is a mess and so on? I think some of the things we say, we don’t even realize we are complaining when we say them because its become such a part of how we talk. 
Have you ever been around a person that complains ALOT, about everything. How do you feel after the conversation is over? Well, imagine how that person lives day in and day out surrounding themselves with negativity in how they speak, think and believe. Our words, whether true or not, if spoken enough will take root and grow inside of us. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Are the words you are speaking building yourself and others up? I want to take this challenge on, I may have to restart several times till I retrain my words but I want to see what a full 72 hours of only speaking encouraging,uplifting words can do for myself and the people around me and I would love for you to join me.