Complaining does no good
If you can do something about the situation, don’t complain about it, do something. If you can’t do something about the situation, don’t complain about it. Complaining has never done any good.
Everyone is or knows someone who complains. Most everyone has been a complainer at some point in their life. They are either unsatisfied with a situation or harbors resentment for an experience or a person in their life. When we complain, we reveal more about our own self than someone else or the situation we are complaining about.
Scripture doesn’t reveal a single complaint from Christ Jesus. However, Adam complained first when he said in Genesis 3:12, “The woman whom You gave to be with me…” In fact, Christ Jesus advised against complaining or grumbling, which occurs many times in scripture. Complaining takes the focus of whatever we are complaining about and places it squarely on us, and oftentimes, we have nothing to do with the situation or can do nothing about it.
If you complain, stop it. If someone in your sphere of influence is complaining, either ignore it or advise against it, asking them, “Can you do anything about it?” Their answer can reveal a lot. What are some antonyms of the word “complain”? Those are in scripture too: rejoice, exult, glory, praise, delight, triumph, be glad, make merry, and many others.
Would you rather complain and grumble, or would you rather rejoice and praise? Your answer reveals something inside that might need purging! Turn to God’s word to help you discern this need. Pray over this need. Speak to a trusted and honest friend who loves you and wants the best for you. Looking at yourself through the filter of God can be challenging, but it will always be rewarding as we transform to become more like the soul He knows us to be.
Do all things without complaining or arguments; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding firmly the word of life, so that on the day of Christ I can take pride because I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.
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