I can understand complaining from time to time. None of us are perfect in this regard and our patience gets tested. But I’ve recently been around some Christians that were relentless in their complaining and it was honestly hard to be around them.
It’s one thing to acknowledge that something is annoying, but going on and on ad nauseam about how you’ve been dealt a short straw is likely alienating the folks around you.
If this is you, what type of picture do you think that attitude paints to the non-Christians around you? I’ll guess not a great one.
If this is you, what type of picture do you think that attitude paints to the non-Christians around you? I’ll guess not a great one.ng causing you to move closer to or further from God? That’s probably rhetorical.
Galations 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
If we are dutifully following Christ, our heart has to change. God calls us to rejoice in His name. Don’t get me wrong, we are all fighting our battles, but sometimes we just complain to complain or out of habit.
Next time you feel the urge to complain, stop yourself and consider all the things in your life that you are grateful for. It just might cause a shift in your mood and give you a moment to refocus on just how blessed you are in the midst of your struggle.
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