if you want to get victory over complaining, look for GOD’s hand in your circumstances. search for it…look for it.
2 corinthians 4.17-18 (tev), this small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble. for we fix our attention, not on the things that are seen, but on the things that are unseen. what is seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever.
now paul is saying there are problems that come into our lives, no doubt. but the way you look at them determines your attitude. because GOD is working these things for good in your life and the good that you’re going to get out of them will be much more long lasting than the problem. the problem is temporary in light of how long you're going to live in eternity. so look for GOD’s hand in the circumstances.
positive people realize that GOD is controlling circumstances. GOD is fitting everything into a pattern and HIS purpose is greater than your problem.
you see the reason why over and over in the bible we are told not to complain is this, complaining is, in essence, rebellion against GOD. and when i complain about my circumstances that are beyond my control i’m really saying, “if i were GOD things would be different. if i were in charge the whole human race would be much better.” that’s rebellion and that’s why it’s so serious. GOD says don’t do it.
just a thought from the front porch…