“Do all things without complaining.” That’s from the Bible. It’s recorded in a letter that Paul wrote to the church in Philippi (Philippians 2:14)
But is that really possible? I mean, have you ever gone through even one day without complaining…at least a little bit….maybe just in your heart Could you imagine what a different world it would be if no one, anyone ever complained….about anything…..ever!?
So how do you stop complaining? I guess you could stick a lemon in your mouth and squint like a maniac, but that would look pretty ridiculous and wouldn’t last too long.
The real answer is in Philippians 2:13: “It is God who works in you…” Without God working in you, you cannot stop complaining. It is through the miracle of Jesus living in us that we have the power to live for Him.
Complaining is like a spiritual gauge. It can be a warning sign. If there is a lot of complaining on the outside, there’s something wrong on the inside. The solution is to go to God and ask Him to work in you. Get alone with Him today. Repent. He can take your complaining away! He can do that for me, too!