How being grateful and positive in the time of crisis can help you through : A promise from the Quran
He begins by advising them not to be patient - but to be grateful. When you're in a crisis, all you see is the problem in front of you. Its hard to see how in the middle of a life/death situation there is any good, right? Yet Moosa (may Allah be pleased with him), reminded his people and us - that a way of being grateful is to at least reflect on the bad things you have been saved from.
This will shift you to a positive mindset. And where does this positivity take you? In the ayah below, we are given the promise from Allah: "If you are grateful, I will increase you. Holy Quran (14:7)
Lesson: Get over yourself. You're not doing it for Allah. You're doing it for yourself.
So every minute we spend complaining, is taking us away from drawing in good to change our situation. So really it's in our hands - do we choose to go down the path of being negative and moan OR the path of being positive and grateful to Allah in order to attract more good in?
Perhaps I'll add this to the things I want to do to do better in 2021 i.e simply complain less! It's a practical way to show gratitude as well in every situation or moment.
Being grateful, one less complaint at a time,