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By Tanya Wilson

Isn’t it interesting how we pray for something, then receive it and if we are not mindful, begin complaining about the very thing we prayed for?

We need a job, we are blessed with the job and if we don’t remain focused on our purpose for wanting and needing the job, we can slip into a pit of complaining about the job, the supervisor, and other employees.

We ask the Lord for a spouse, we are blessed with the spouse and if we are not careful, we find ourselves complaining about the spouse that we were blessed to receive.

Perhaps we don’t mean to be ungrateful, but when you really think about it, isn’t that what it is?

The accountability outlined in 1 Corinthians 4:7 is worth meditating on in these types of situations, “For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

Taking a moment to reflect on our life can keep us grounded. When we stop amidst the hustle and bustle of our routines and we really think about the blessings that surround us, gratefulness is the only emotion that is appropriate.

src=”″ alt=”tanya-pk4 (1)” width=”293″ height=”300″ />Tanya M. Wilson is an inspirational speaker and writer living in Charlotte N.C. You can reach her at

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