I noticed recently how frequently I hear complaints coming from my own mouth and the mouths of others. We are so quick to voice our grievances, so effortlessly we grumble at the way things are. This is an every-day observance I've slipped into…
Not to say that complaining about life's frustrations is terrible. We're humans, it's normal. But when it becomes excessive, the effects are less than advantageous.
I realized this, and then I came back to this truth:
Life isn't easy and it was never promised to be.
The idyllic "perfect life" does not exist for anyone. We all have issues, we all face difficulties, we all have challenges to overcome. But that is where beauty has the chance to come in. Through our suffering, amidst the struggles we come across, we have an amazing opportunity. An opportunity to see and feel the grace that God has covered us in. An opportunity for redemption from a loving Savior. An opportunity to love others fully and unconditionally. An opportunity to honor God with the lives he has granted us to live.
-- 1 Peter 1:6-7
God made us unique and individual from one another. We were all created with intended purpose. Let's embrace the life we've been given.