Do Not Complain

Read with me, “Do not complain against one another, believers, so that you will not be judged [for it]. Look! The Judge is standing right at the door.” James 5:9

“Do all things without grumbling or disputing.”
Philippians 2:14

DO NOT COMPLAIN! What a command. Philippians reminds us along with James us to do EVERYTHING without complaining, grumbling or disputing.  How often is life hard, and challenging. How often would complaining be justified by reasonable thinking. James 5 says to keep your heart steadfast, firmly set on God. Not complaining is a conscious choice to speak praise. Let only wholesome talk come from your mouth, that which edifies, and gives grace to those who hear. We have to understand that what we speak creates. Our words carry within them immense power to shift atmospheres. With our mouths we cannot both praise and curse. Our tongues steer the direction on our lives, and if faith comes by hearing we need to be sure to be speaking the words of faith.

Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ. Think above, be higher minded. When faced with unfair and challenging circumstances be sure to take the thoughts captive that would exalt themselves against what you know to be true of Him. Take it captive and speak life. It is more than positive thinking, it is life thinking. Speak life. Think life.

Do not complain against each other. It is so imperative to remember that what we say affects the hearer also. When we complain we also lay a load of burden on someone else. No matter how hard it is going, set your heart on God, keep it steadfast, and remember the truth of who He is. See yourself living a life where you never complain or grumble. Grumbling does nothing to alleviate the pressure of a situation, complaining can’t lift burdens. The anointing breaks the yoke. Speak life. Do not complain. Set your heart, align your mind, and speak what is true.