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How to Stop Complaining!

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

How to Stop Complaining!

"EVERYBODY does and Christians have no reason or excuse. But instead of complaining about the complaining, let’s take a look at HOW to stop it. I’m hoping this will help you!" from video introduction.

Today on social media and in our culture we Christians are among the worst complainers. We have no excuse.- Andy

Philippians 2:14

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing,

"Last week, in preparation to preach from Philippians, I began tracking how often I grumble. How often do I complain either out loud, under my breath, or in my mind? I’m ashamed to say it was far more than I would have suspected.

Paul says we should do all things without grumbling or disputing (Phil. 2:14). He then goes on to describe four characteristics of what we will become when we do so: blameless, innocent, children of God, and above reproach. He’s not talking about salvation with these terms; that was accomplished by grace through faith in the death and resurrection of Christ. He’s instead talking about how others will perceive us. He’s talking about an outward revelation of an inward reality.

I’m a little surprised by Paul’s description of this outward revelation. Why not focus on bigger issues? Wouldn’t our salvation be better evidenced by things refraining from lying or stealing or murdering our neighbor? Actually, no. Societal pressures can limit all of these things, even in non-believers. But what comes out of my mouth when things don’t go my way indicates whose kingdom I serve...' from the article: How to Conquer the Grumbles

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