so how can i conquer complaining? good question. first of all you just admit it’s a problem. just admit you do it. then accept responsibility for my own life.
listen. many times complaining is just an attempt to blame other people for the problems i’ve created or excuse myself and put the focus on somebody else.
i brought the problem into my life, i’m the cause of it, but if i complain maybe i can shift the focus onto somebody else and it will make me feel just a little bit better. we like to pass the buck and it makes us feel better.
proverbs 19.3 (tev), some people ruin themselves by their own stupid actions and then blame the LORD.
what’s he saying? he’s saying, “do not complain how the ball bounces if you drop it!” ok. when i bring problems into my life, i have no legitimate right to complain and many times complaining is just an excuse to be irresponsible and to not accept the fact that i caused this situation.
folks. we reap what we sow. and when i reap what i sow i have no legitimate right to complain about the results. you are free to choose what you want to do in life. GOD has given you the freedom of choice. but once you have made the choice, you are no longer free. you’re free to make the choice, but you’re never free from the consequences of that choice.
parents, this is so important for you to teach your kids. if you are always bailing them out of every wrong that they do then they will never learn this and they will be in trouble in life.
just a thought from the front porch…