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At least I’m good at something

October 22, 2023 Pastor: Dr. David Lorenz Series: Philippians

Passage: Philippians 2:11–18

Two years ago, the Harvard Business Review published an article on complainers in the office. “Through the repetition of bad, sad, mad and powerless feelings, the neurotransmitters in the brain can go through a neural “rewiring,” which reinforces negative thought patterns, making it easier for unhappy thoughts to repeat themselves and leaving little room for the more positive feelings of gratitude, appreciation, and well-being. A continuous cycle of negative thoughts may even cause damage to the hippocampus, the part of the brain used for problem-solving and cognitive functioning. Over time, complainers become negativity addicts, attracted to the drama that comes with a complaining attitude.” Let me encourage you to be good at something besides complaining.

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