Are You Complaining A Little Too Much?
When you and I are complaining about something, if we protest in a way to complain, then we will never find the solutions that we want or need. Here are some encouraging scriptures about complaining.
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Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses. ~Anyonomus
Philippians 2:14-15 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.
Complaining Regularly Gets Us Nowhere!
Not All Complaining Is Bad Or Unhealthy!
Positive Or Negative Complaining?
Sometimes a problem has to be talked about before it can be resolved. Each one of us is guilty of complaining about not getting our wants or needs met, or feeling like you are being mistreated. It is time to evaluate if you are protesting too much? If so, then it is time to make a change and start trying to be more thankful.
Most likely, you are aware that there two types of complaining? One kind of complaining is healthy, and the other is very unhealthy.
When we complain healthily, we state what is going on to the other person or persons, with the expectation that they might have a solution to the problem.
Unhealthy complaining happens when it becomes more of a habit or lifestyle or built into your personality. It is when people avoid you because they know you are a complainer.
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Stop Complaining / Instead Change Your Heart!
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems. Zig Ziglar
Philippians 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing.
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Learn How To Stop Complaining!
Start Focusing On The Solutions, Instead Of The Problems
Is Complaining Something You Need To Stop Doing?
The first and most obvious thing to do is to, “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” Psalm 141:3. Also, ask God to help you work on your attitude to start focusing on what it says in Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I’ve never met a genuinely satisfied person who was also a complainer! Plus, make it your personal goal to encourage others by the words you use. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Just because things are not going the way, you would like them to go, and that does not mean that God is not in control, or that He does not know what He is doing. Let God be God and pray that if you have a complaining attitude, that He will take it from you and fill you with peace, joy, and a new heart to share encouragement with others!
Make A Plan On How To Stop Complaining:
Complaining, The Question Is, Why Do It?
- Learn to be content with your life. No one is perfectly happy with their life. All humans know by instinct almost that life is not as it should be.
- Keep a gratitude journal. If you tend to forget all the blessings in your life, try writing them down every day. Write out ten things every day that you are thankful for.
- Be thankful. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5.
- Lower your expectations. You might have too high of expectations about how things should go in your life.
- Learn to rejoice in all things: “A joyful heart is a good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22. Apostle Paul wrote, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4. Get plenty of sleep. The world always looks a little grayer when you are tired. If you are feeling down, try taking a nice long nap. Most people feel much better after a sound sleep.
- If you can change whatever it is that is bothering you, then change it. If not, then learn the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Amen.
- Ask for help. Ask people you know to remind you to stay positive. If you are a complainer, you will need help from others to break that bad habit.
Is Complaining Hurting Or Helping Yourself And Others?
Has Complaining Helped Or Hurt Your Relationships?
When you complain about things in your life, you might think that it is good to get it off your chest? Yes, on the one hand, it is good that you do not allow negative thoughts or feelings to eat away at our peace of mind.
But on the other hand, if when you complain and are not even seeking a solution to your problem, then you are just adding on to it and making others miserable by making them listen to your gripes and venomous words.
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