Do all things without murmurings and disputing: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine, as lights in the world. Philippians 2:14-15
You can not complain your way out of anything, except God’s blessings.
If you’ve ever spent time in the company of a complainer then you know how their negative energy can ruin your mood. You’re bright and chipper looking at a day full of promise and here they come moaning, groaning and complaining about this, that and the next thing.
Then, Pouf – your “happy bubble” gets burst and you start feeling like a complaining grump too. It may be a tired old cliche’, but it’s true. Misery really does love company. That’s because misery is a spirit. A nasty, insidious spirit sent by the enemy to infuse itself into as many souls as possible. And it is very good at what it does. The fact that there are so many murmuring, complaining Christians is evidence of this. While non-Christians might not realize they are being entertained by a negative spirit, we must!
If we are to be blameless and harmless children of God then we should be using our mouths to build up – instead of using them to tear down and destroy. Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue. We should be speaking life! If you’re complaining, you’re speaking death. It’s as simple as that! The next time you find yourself in the company of a complainer – get away from them. If it’s impossible to get away, don’t allow that negative energy any where near you. Shield yourself with God’s words. One of my favorite verses for those times is: “This is a day which the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!”. Psalm 118:24
If you’re the one complaining, Stop! Chronic complaining is poisonous, to the mind, body, and spirit. It’s also a sure fire way to dis-please God. And what Christian wants to do that? The Israelites spent forty years wandering around in the wilderness because they wouldn’t stop complaining. Don’t kill your opportunity too cross the river and receive the promise.