In addition to comparing and criticizing, complaining hinders our moving forward. A murmuring complaining spirit is displeasing to the Lord. It is normal to express grief and sorrow or share something that is happening in our lives. It is not normal to grumble, accuse, blame, speak negatively and not acknowledge anything positive.

It is even more destructive when complaining about people and not things. It leads to gossip and fuels the works of the enemy. Complaining comes from a spirit of fear which is conquered as the Lord brings freedom. When we want to help those who are being battled in this area, we should lead them to the awareness of what the Lord has done. We shine the light in the darkness and lift them up with affirming words of life, hope and trust. We encourage them through the expression of our faith.

We are to be thankful in all things. Gratitude is to be a daily attitude. We overcome evil with good. When we are around negativity, let’s be the positive. We hold fast what is good, from glory to glory!

1 Thessalonians 5:18-21 “…in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things, hold fast what is good.”

 

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