Some years ago, I was challenged to get through an entire day without complaining about anything. I thought, “No big deal. I don’t complain a lot anyway.” Was I ever wrong! Many times during that day, as I focused on not complaining, I had to stop in the middle of sentences and switch from complaining to being thankful. I had no idea that I complained so much. It had become an unconscious bad habit.
I think it’s time for me to take that challenge again—and I invite you to join me. In fact, let’s try to make it a daily mantra: “Today I will not complain about anything.” This can help you replace complaining with thankfulness, and that could become an incredible change agent for good in your world.
And if you need further motivation, to live a thankful life free from complaining is God’s will for you—as 1 Thessalonians 5:18 reminds us. Further, complaining is explicitly forbidden in Philippians 2:14: “Do all things without complaining and disputing.”
Let’s start a campaign to wipe out complaining!
I am thankful for you and your support of our ministry. I’m thanking God in advance that he will meet our financial need during these lean summer months through friends like you who have been blessed by this ministry.
Grace and peace,
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