Sunday, 13 November 2011

Time to Stop Complaining

If somebody gave you a pound every time you complained and collected one every time you show gratitude, would you be rich or poor? You say, ‘If you had my problems you would complain too’. The Bible says: ‘Do all things without complaining,’ because the more you complain the worse things get.

Notice;
1. Complaining is addictive: The cycle goes: You have a problem; you complain and remain stuck in it; you feel bad, so you complain even more and you end up with stress, not solutions, How foolish is that?

2. Complaining robs you of God’s blessings: Instead of committing it to God, you are doubting His wisdom and his provision. God put twenty-three thousand Israelites to death for doing that. Do not grumble, as some of them did and were killed. These things were written down as warnings for us (1 Corinthians 10:10-11 NIV). Don not just check your attitude, change it.

3. Complaining affects your health: A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body (Proverbs 14:30 AMP). Be honest, how many calm undisturbed complainers do you know? Instead of complaining, work on your attitude . Start counting your blessings. A wise man once said, ‘I complained that I had no shoes until I met a man that had no feet.’ Consider what author Barbara Johnson speak about: ‘A hand-lettered sign nailed to a telephone pole said, ‘Lost dog with three legs, blind in left eye, missing right ear, tail broken, and recently castrated. Answers the name of Lucky.’ The Bible says: ‘In everything (notice, it doesn’t say for everything, but in everything) give thanks; for this is the will of God’ (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV).

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