Do you focus on your blessings, or do you stew in self-pity, figuratively shaking your fist at God for arranging circumstances differently than you'd like? All too often, I fall into the second category.
My grumbling and self-pity, besides being incredibly unattractive to others, demonstrates my ingratitude toward my Savior. The Lord, while He certainly doesn't cater to my every desire, has given me so much! When I consider the severity of my disability and then think about all He has given me in spite of my physical limitations, I have to wonder why I feel sorry for myself. Shame on me!
My spoiled-child attitude thankfully stands forgiven because of Christ's shed blood. By His grace, I can confess it as sin and repent by taking joy in all the wonderful things He's done. Even better, I can joyfully anticipate that glorious Day when He establishes His eternal kingdom, at last emancipating me from my preoccupation with myself so I can wholeheartedly worship Him.