Grumblers - Friday's Dose - 2nd December 2011

Friday's Dose - 2nd December 2011


"Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining"
- (Philippians 2:14, Amplified Bible).

In a construction site a worker made a major mistake. He was scared
to tell my boss. Then he quickly put me at ease when he said, "Well,
my dear, the fellow who never made a mistake never made anything."
And we fixed my mistake without any fuss or bother.

How different are negative people who are constantly looking for pegs
to hang their bitterness and negativity on. They complain about the
weather, their boss, their health, and everything else they can think
of to gripe about, and they never lack for ways to criticize others.

As John W. Stott said in his book, Christian Counterculture, "The
censorious critic is the fault-finder who is negative and destructive
towards other people and enjoys actively seeking out their failures.
He puts the worst possible construction on their motives, pours cold
water on their schemes, and is ungenerous towards their mistakes."
Not very flattering to put it mildly.

Actually negative complainers are angry people. Instead of facing
their negative feelings realistically and resolving them, they
project them onto others and express them in hurtful and destructive
ways. They are not nice people to be around. So, whenever you and I
are being over-critical, let's examine our own heart to see what it
is in us that needs to be faced, confronted and fixed.

Prayer: "Our Merciful Father in Heaven, please deliver me from the
sin of grumbling and complaining. Whenever I am tempted to criticize
bitterly and have a negative attitude, help me to look into my heart
and see why I am feeling the way I am. Thank you for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Friday and God Bless you all.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team