Have you learned to be content? That is the focus of Cycle 5 (Surrender Fast 2013). We are praying that God help us master the art of contentment.
This week I will uncover 4 contentment busters. The first is complaining.
Complaining is a habit: the more you do it, the more you want to do it. Some people are better at it than others; they have made an art of complaining. They don’t see the silver lining in anything and if they do say anything remotely positive it’s only after they have exhausted their supply of complaints. But my friend, that should not be so!
Do you know it’s a sin to complain? Well it is. Any time you go against God’s commands it’s a sin. God’s Word clearly instructs us to do all things without murmuring and complaining (Philippians 2:14).
When you complain not only do you “share” the spirit of negativity with others, you also inadvertently tell God He’s doing it all wrong; that you would
Most people want to feel good and avoid discomfort or pain, but God is more concerned about His kingdom agenda than your comfort. He certainly has compassion on us, but He knows what is best. But God is in control and He can be trusted. Whatever we need on earth He always supplies, even if it’s the courage to face illness, unemployment, marital issues, etc.
Remember, the key to not complaining is to take your eye off the problem and put them on God. Today on the Morning Prayer Call I talk about a time I wrote a “joy” email to my friends and family after being diagnosed with cancer. You, too, can write you own joy letters if you learn to trust God and remain content no matter the circumstances.
Also, I sent an email yesterday about the NEW Surrender Lifestyle Symposiums. Please plan to join us for these life-changing seminars to take place April 20, June 1, and August 24 in Bowie Maryland.
With God all things are possible,