By Allen White
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Philippians 2:14-15
“Do everything without complaining and arguing.” Really? Everything?
Faith is an all or nothing proposition. It doesn’t take hold of us all at once or all of the way through, but it does work its way through over time.
Why do we complain? For some it’s just a bad habit. I’ve even heard of people wearing rubber bands around their wrists so that every time they complain, they snap themselves. For some this could cause a serious medical condition!
Often we complain because life doesn’t measure up to our expectations. Let’s resolve this. Say it out loud: Life will never measure up to my expectations, but God is good.
Complaining betrays a lack of confidence in God. He has your best at heart. Often, the hard things we face are molding us into His image.
What things have you found yourself complaining about lately? What can you do about it? Whether you can take action or pray, do that and trust in God for the rest.
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