When I'm around those who complain, I tend to also
become a complainer and I can't stand it!
I seriously become so stinkin' cranky when I complain that I can barely stand myself.
I've been surrounded by some complainers lately and so I decided to
do a little reading about the subject.
Loved this from the article in Relevant Magazine titled...Complaining is a Spiritual Problem.
Boy did it sure step on my toes! Eeek!
"Yes, there are many difficult days in this life we live, but everything we have—even the lemon of a car or the job that keeps us up late—all of these things are gifts from a generous God. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17) So when the traffic slows or the weather freezes or the dishes pile up, I have a choice. I can see myself at the center of the world and grouse about everything that doesn’t make my life easier. Or I can acknowledge the truth that I am not on any throne, but that the King who is has given me everything I have—even my heart beating in my chest—as a gift. And so here is what I can offer instead of complaint: thankfulness. Gratefulness. Praise."
I also loved learning from What does the Bible say about complaining?
that The Greek word translated “complainer” means literally
“one who is discontented with his lot in life.” It is akin to the word grumbler.
So how about today we all agree to NOT
whine or complain and smile instead? Who's with me?