I was somewhat amused to see an article on how to stop complaining show up at blog-monster Lifehacker today. Lifehacker consistently ranks among the top 5-10 blogs in the world. Imagine that it found the linked article about the importance of not complaining as an important link.
The apostle Paul wrote a much shorter summary and linked it to a much higher reason in Philippians 2.14-15:
Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe..
Ever thought that a positive demeanor helps you “shine” out the fact that you may be related to Creator God. On the other hand, a consistent complainer, by inverse, may be more closely related to… (insert Church Lady voice here).
Watch your negative output. It can shrivel your soul and even create a friendship famine. No one enjoys being around persistent drip. As the author of the linked Lifehacker entry said,
“Complaining is the denial of responsibility. And blame is just another way of excusing yourself from being responsible. But this denial still wields its own creative power.”
On this day...
- Discipleship Story: Greg Crosthwait - 2019
- Lock it and love you - 2014
- Five things I didn't learn in college - 2011
- Neighborhood block party - 2009
- A viral post: Humor, Jesus and COVID - April 3, 2020
- Everything could change.. what COVID-19 has done for us - March 19, 2020
- How the coronavirus could reshape the university system - March 11, 2020