Why is it that we are often so quick to complain yet so slow to give thanks? When it comes to our writing, this seems to be especially pronounced. We complain when our work is rejected. We complain about editors and publishers. We complain about having to do the many things necessary to make our work shine.
What if we focused on giving thanks instead of complaining? What would our writing lives be like then? Perhaps we’d enjoy the process more. Perhaps we’d become better writers. Perhaps we might even get published. 🙂
Complaining is a cancer that will keep us from the Promised Land. Just as it did the Israelites. Complaining is a serious matter. It indicates a lack of trust in God and the pride of taking matters into our own hands.
If you’ve been complaining, stop. Miriam got leprosy for complaining about Moses. That’s enough to fill one with the fear of God.
Instead of complaining, start thanking. Thanksgiving unleashes great blessings. Most of all, the blessing of a peaceful heart. And a peaceful heart can receive the creativity essential for excellent writing.