Complaining – we all do it – for real – even if we say we don’t – or call it by a different name. Right?

Sometimes we can really harness our mouth, our voice, our “speaker hole” so it is is as if we don’t complain. But just like the question “if a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there, does it still make a sound?” – does complaining on the inside count?

Internal self-talk affects our whole being – physically, emotionally, mentally.

1 Samuel 16:7b says “…Men (people) judge by outward appearance, but I (God) look at a man’s thoughts and intentions.”

As I reflect on my desire to live out my life in love, and practising the Fruits of the Spirit – I pray that I do this assessing my internal life as well as my external.

Being totally real, totally authentic.

So as I journey towards complaining less – may I not forget or neglect the inside complaining as well – but rather work through things inside and out with realism, and pro-activity to address problematic scenarios with helpful thoughts, comments and actions.

I am thankful.