Wednesday, April 2, 2008

04/02/03 - Complaining and Arguing

This past Sunday the message at church was based off of 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"

Do you want to shine God's light in your life? Then don't complain or argue! WOW!

How often do we spent our time complaining? We complain about the weather, our parents, our teachers, our bosses, our family, lack of clothes, bad tasting food, being uncomfortable, not getting our way, having to do load after load of laundry, cleaning up after people, loud people, quiet people, being cold, being hot, grades, unfair situations, not having a large enough house, not getting enough sleep, the pastor, the music at church, homework, not having the computer when you want it, doing chores, tithing, lack of money, the President, the Presidential race, the school system, unreliable cars, being single, being married, having no kids, having kids...the list is endless.

Our society is a bunch of complainers!

Now to shine like the stars for God's kingdom, Paul states: Do everything without complaining or arguing!

How simple!

1 comment:

Julie said...

The antithesis of complaining is gratitude. It's a humbling exercise to think about and list every good thing we are thankful for in our lives. Gives a person a better perspective of their place in the world.