Sunday, May 12, 2013

Moaner Lisa

I asked a sick old man how he was doing, just as a conversation starter. He replied: I can’t complain ... there are so many others worse than me.

This set me thinking. When we complain about our situation, it may be a big thing, or a small matter ... a little grumble ... you know what I mean ... what are we doing exactly?

We are opening the door one tiny little bit for the devil to sneak in and play havoc with our thoughts. One tiny complaint leads to another ... and soon we become a Moaner Lisa !!!

If our Walk with Christ is to be perfect we should trust Him in everything. So the slightest complaint, grumble or moan is a hint that perhaps we don’t trust Him as much as we should or as much as we claim.


  1. I wish there was a study about the proportion of times we complain vs the times we appreciate the things in our life. I bet it is easily 10-1 in favor of complaining. Its a shame. God gives us so much to be thankful for. And if we can read this wonderful blog, we are better off than a large portion of the world.

    God Bless you for a though-provoking post.

    P.S. The first time I ever saw the Mona Lisa ... I complained about how small it was.

    1. Hi Michael,

      You know ... over the years many people have wondered why the Mona Lisa is smiling. Quite simply: because she's having her picture taken and you always smile at the camera!

      God bless.

  2. So true,Victor! (Great title too!) I catch myself grumbling in my head a lot and it never leads to anything good.

  3. Thank you Mary. Let us pray for each other to turn our grumbles as opportunities for Praising God.

    May He bless you always.