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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘Do everything without grumbling.’ Philippians 2:14 NIV

Some cancers, like skin cancer, are more obvious, and you can remove them. Then there is the kind that grows undetected and destroys your body. Complaining is like that; it impacts your health and sabotages your success. Paul says, ‘Do everything without grumbling or arguing.’ (Philippians 2:14 NIV)

Christian Counsellor, Dr Ann Shorb, writes: ‘If you find yourself … feeling negative and down … listen to what’s being said around you. Is there a lot of grumbling and complaining? Are the people you spend time with constantly expressing discouraging thoughts and feelings? … Maybe you are the one … griping and complaining … Many times, we become our own worst enemy, by developing angry or bitter attitudes … Your thoughts and attitudes are your choice. Where you put your mind is up to you! … Follow what the apostle Paul wrote about putting off the negative and putting on the positive (see Colossians 3:1-15 and Ephesians 4:20-32) … Acknowledge that there are problems … but don’t dwell on them … Do what you can to remedy the situation. Remember … you can never change another person, only yourself and your attitudes … Find the positives … Focus on these and be thankful that God promises to be with you … through the hard times … Use Bible verses and inspirational sayings to re-focus when your thinking starts to go downhill … By changing your thinking you change your outlook, and by changing your outlook you change your life.’

To one person the world looks desolate; to another, the same world looks rich and interesting. What you see depends mainly on what you look for. Make up your mind not to complain for a day. Then, challenge yourself not to complain for a week. You will be amazed at how much better you feel.

SoulFood: Rev 19-22 Matt 22:1-14 Ps 106:1-23 Pro 7:1-2

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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