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Are You Guilty of Whining and Complaining?

by Tereciah on March 1, 2014

Guilty of Whining and Complaining

by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for the people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the master you are serving is Christ.

The other day I was over at a relative’s place to do some cleaning and cooking and before I stepped into the home, the Holy Spirit brought the verse above to my spirit.

I was humbled and chastened. Why? Because I had been complaining, and whining and just being plain old grumpy because of the assignment I was tasked to do! It didn’t matter that I was the only one able to do it, and as a relative it was really my responsibility.

I was just disgruntled!

Am I the only one that has ever felt this way? You know it’s wrong but somehow you just can’t seem to help the feelings you’re experiencing.

It’s time to be real. We all fall short!

You may be in a job or a group, where although you know you should be grateful, you find yourself just whining, complaining and being disgruntled. Everything and everyone is working your last nerves and as much as you know your attitude is not appropriate for a Child of God, you just can’t seem to help yourself.

Well today, ask God for forgiveness and then I want you to really take some time and meditate on the scripture above. In all that we do, we are doing the work unto the Lord.

In everything that we do.

That job that you dislike, that manager whose neck you just want to wring, your chores at home, helping an elderly person, assisting in a ministry at church, participating at functions at your children’s school. They are all unto the Lord.

His glory is manifested and His kingdom is brought forth here on earth when we choose to do the right thing and walk in righteousness. Yes, we have a choice.

So today, what will you choose? Love, patience, kindness, long-suffering, etc. or will it be anger, hate, envy, malicious intent or complaining?

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong the family of believers.” Gal 6:9-10 NLT

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