Complaining

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When we complain about what we’re going through, or when we grumble about our condition, people don’t see Christ they see us – and we don’t look that good.

Philippians 2:14-18 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

Getting through this life on earth isn’t easy. Sometimes we get so wrung out, so wore out, that we feel like a drink that has been poured out into the kitchen sink and down the drain. But like those Snicker’s commercials that say, “you’re not yourself when you’re hungry,” we’re not ourselves, or who we should be, when we are grumbling about whatever it is we are grumbling about.

Being a follower of Christ, being in Christ, being of Christ, means internalizing His attitude and letting that attitude out in a way that the world can see Him.

When we complain about what we’re going through, or when we grumble about our condition, people don’t see Christ they see us – and we don’t look that good.

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