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Kris Wolfe: Rubies of Truth
Posted By Kris Wolfe On Sunday, January 13, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Spirituality | No Comments
What do all of these habits have in common? They can ruin our outlook, and negatively impact the outcome. But often we think of many of these behaviors as acceptable, even normal. However, we usually know, deep down, that complaining is wrong but we do it anyway. Why?Why We Complain
The difference between explaining and complaining is the intent and the frequency. Sometimes to solve a problem, we have to talk about it. But when we complain, vent, or gossip to avoid actually dealing with the problem, then we are only hurting ourselves.
Recently, I challenged my children to stop complaining. I realized that I have set a terrible example for a negative attitude. I have made many efforts to improve, and it has improved the joy in my home. The people around me have improved as well. We are so powerful with our words!!
“Do all things without grumbling or questioning.” – Philippians 2:14
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 4:29
“Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.” –James 5:9
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of stealing my own joy, and the joy of those around me with my grumbling. I am asking you to join me in 30 days of no complaining, grumbling or gossiping. This might make me really quiet for a while, until I get better at the praise part, but I am pretty sure there are many folks who will enjoy a break from negativity.
† How can I pray for you? Please email me at Kris@RubiesofTruth.com  with prayer requests.
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