facebook.com/DailyDependence
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Thought for the Day - To Complain or Not to Complain

296 views

Published on

Thought for the Day - To Complain or Not to Complain

Mark Twain once said:

"Don't complain and talk about all your problems. 80 percent of people don't care; the other 20 percent will think you deserve them."

That quote may seem harsh, but I am sure you know someone, who from the moment you say hello, they go off on a rant, complaining about anything and everything. Lets face it...complaining is fun. It feels good to vent out all the garbage that we are going through. I know myself, I am guilty of this more times than I would like admit.

When my daughters were growing up they use to watch this cartoon 3-2-1 Penguins and one of my favorites episodes was "The Amazing Carnival of Complaining" which taught about the perils of complaining. The grandmother in the story quoted Philippians 2:14-16,

"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 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain."

The apostle Paul challenges us with this "anti-complaining" statement because God often uses difficult situations to mold and shape our character to be more like Jesus Christ. Easier said then done right? But don't you want to be "blameless and pure?" I want to challenge you that the next time you begin to grumble and complain, stop and ask yourself what may God be trying to teach me through this circumstance?

Published in: Spiritual
1 Comment
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • If you enjoy this, please visit my Daily Dependence website for Daily Encouragement, Scriptures, and Inspirational Thoughts to help place your Dependence on God!

    Go to DailyDependence.wordpress.com
    or
    Like us at facebook.com/DailyDependence
    or
    Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/daily_dependence
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
296
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
1
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Thought for the Day - To Complain or Not to Complain

  1. 1. facebook.com/DailyDependence

×