Joyce Meyer – Say No to a Complaining Attitude

Do everything without murmuring or questioning [the providence of God].

— Philippians 2:14 (AMP)

One of the biggest traps we fall into as Christians is the trap of grumbling and complaining, which seems to be an ever-present temptation in our lives. It’s so natural to complain that it seems that we are born with a complaining attitude—we don’t have to develop one.

On the other hand, we do have to develop and nurture a thankful attitude. This is a choice we can make each day in our quiet time with God. If we make it a priority to stay busy praising, worshipping, and thanking God, there will be no room for complaining, faultfinding, or murmuring.

Complaining does nothing but ruin what could be a good day, and it leaves us feeling unhappy, but thankfulness does the opposite. A grateful heart reminds us of how blessed we are and how good God is to us all the time.

Prayer of the Day: Dear God, help us to break free from the trap of grumbling and complaining. Help us to choose gratitude over negativity, and to nurture a thankful attitude each day. Remind us of our blessings and Your goodness, so that we may always have a heart full of praise and thanksgiving, amen.

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