The lovely thing about blogging or giving advice is that once you write something, you feel an obligation to try to do something about it. :) The sad thing about it is that you can write some great things, but not apply them to your life.
For example, someone I know is struggling with being discontent. And this is what I said:
Think about it. If you are discontent with where you are right now, what makes you think you would be more content with a different life? Contentment is not about what is going on in your life so much as it is about what is going on in your heart.
Sounds good, right?
Well, the hard part is when after you write something like that, you start feeling discontent.
Yes, that is what happened to me. :)
It does seem like God makes you a guinea pig for your own ideas, doesn't it?
What did I do about it? I wrote down 10 things that I am really thankful for, and also spent some time in prayer about this. And then I felt much, much better.
On a side note, have you ever noticed how much worse your attitude is when you miss praying for a day? I missed praying on Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon is when I was having a hard time with my attitude. That daily time in prayer is so essential!!