If someone spends his/her time always complaining and complaining about what he/she doesn’t yet have, there is the possibility that the person doesn’t spend his/her time always rejoicing about what God has given him/her.
Complaining takes someone’s focus away from those things the person should be thankful for, to things the person doesn’t have.
Complaining is like having a bitter chatter, always about ranting about things that ‘aren’t there yet’.
When someone complains, the person focuses on the things he/she might regard as ‘not enough’.
There is so much to be thankful for, so much to appreciate, so much to give thanks for, regardless of whatever it is we need or hope to get.
Complaining isn’t always a good thing to do, it brings dissatisfaction to the person complaining. Instead of complaining about something, pray about that thing and trust God completely with it.
I have learnt that complaining doesn’t allow me focus on the present and the good things happening in the present. In addition, I learnt that it makes me focus on what I don’t yet have and not see so many beautiful things around me.
I have also learnt that complaining can suck out someone’s joy and make someone bitter.
“My hair isn’t as long as hers”, “I don’t like the way my phone doesn’t have lots of features like his phone does” … These are some of the examples of statements people make when complaining. One of the traits of such statements is choosing to see things in a bad or inadequate way.
Do you constantly find yourself complaining about yourself, your body, how you look, what you don’t yet have, and so on? Please stop complaining. Appreciate what God has given you and trust that He will bring to pass at the right time what He has promised to bring to pass.
Hebrews 13:5-6 (KJV) says, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 states, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
Let us learn to give things for everything God has given us. As we learn to be more thankful, there is the possibility that we will complain less.
Complaining doesn’t bring any good, rather it brings discontentment because the person complaining is choosing to look at or focus on he/she thinks isn’t happening yet.
God loves us so much and He has so much in store for us.
Matthew 6:25-26 (KJV) states, “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
And so, let us shift our eyes away from the things we think we lack today and let us thank God for all He has given us and trust Him completely with what He is doing in our lives that we can or can’t see.
Instead of complaining about what we don’t yet have, let us thank God for what He has given us and pray to Him about what we need, and also trust Him completely that He will give us what we need at the right time.
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