There are many different ways that I find myself resisting circumstances, but the most useless one is complaining. It is one of the easiest things I can do when I am dissatisfied with something or uneasy about my situations. Occasionally it is because I am feeling some sort of pain or grief. However, when I am aware of God’s presence with me, I realize that I don’t have anything about which I can object. Complaining is one of the most irrational things I can do. Now that I am aware of its negative effect on my fellowship with the Lord, I pray that He will help me get rid of my habit of fault finding with circumstances over which I have no control. I want to abide in the continual awareness of His presence and make that my highest priority.
“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.”
“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:9-10