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When you and I complain about something, that is not necessarily bad. But the problem comes in that we have made complaining a habit, and we can not break it on our own. Someone once told me, “Be happy that the thorn bush has roses instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns.” We need to ask God to free us from the bondage of complaining and show us how to see things through His eyes from His Word, the Bible. Also, another thing to consider is when we do complain, are we offering any solutions to the problem.? ~ Bill Greguska
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.
Do Not Complain, But. Work Harder And Trust God!
There is a difference between positive and negative complaints. Positive looks for solutions and negative instead bathe in negativity and drag others down with them. 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 we are being mistreated. It is time to evaluate if you are protesting too much? If so, it is time to make a change and start trying to be more thankful.
Most likely, you are aware that there are 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, expecting that they might have a solution to the problem. Unhealthy complaining happens when it becomes more of a habit or lifestyle built into your personality. It is when people avoid you because they know you are a complainer. Also, we are looking for a remedy with good complaining, not just complaining to relieve stress or anger. Making yourself ready to offer a solution is what is considered healthy. ~ Bill Greguska
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- How can I overcome having a critical spirit?
- How should a Christian respond to all the negativity out there?
- To guard your heart, what does that mean?
- What does the Bible say about bitterness?
- What does the Bible say about complaining?
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Stop Your Complaining And Start To Change Your Life!
Is complaining something you need to stop doing? The first and most obvious thing 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 focus 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 using your words. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:29, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what helps build 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 does not mean that God is not in control or does not know what He is doing. Let God be God and pray that if you have a complaining attitude, 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:
- 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 expectations about how things should go in your life.
- Learn to rejoice in all things: “A joyful heart is 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 is bothering you, 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 them 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 you complain and are not even seeking a solution to your problem, you are just adding on to it and making others miserable by making them listen to your gripes and hurtful words.
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