We all must come to a place in our lives where we work on not complaining, whining, or making excuses concerning our lives.
We all can succeed, overcome, win in this life if we believe God. Philippians 2:14 — Do everything without complaining and arguing. Most of us have at least heard this scripture before. God wasn’t making a suggestion: He was ordering us. He was trying to help us here while we live on the earth. What was He helping us do? Get, receive His help. If we complain all the time, then God won’t be able to lead and direct us as He wants to, in a way that we need.
Have we ever stopped to think about complaining internally, arguing and complaining with ourselves, having a secret debate in our minds about the unfairness of life — the unfairness of what we are expected to do, the unfairness of how people have treated us? I believe the scripture is as important concerning complaining and arguing with others as well as with ourselves. So many of us have this battle going on inside. We are debating within ourselves whether or not to believe God, to do what He asks or not to do what He requests. It’s a real battle, and will keep us from God’s help.
We are not to surrender to complaining and arguing with others, ourselves, or God. We are to learn the Bible — the word of God — and renew our thinking. We can see when we are outwardly complaining and arguing. It’s the times we cannot see that might be the most dangerous. Let’s work on our thought lives as well as what comes out of our mouths.
God is on our side. Remember, gritty people win.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, February 14, 2022 @ 10:55 AM MDT
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