Patience and Complaining Don't Mix

Complaining is the opposite of patience. Complaining puts the focus of your life squarely on one person – you! There are many ways to complain, some subtle and some painfully obvious. Ultimately complaining means that God is unreliable and not worthy of trust. Ugh! Not a pretty picture. Complaining indicates that you know what is best about what should be happening in your life. The truth is that you do a really poor job of caring for yourself. So when someone says you need to take care of yourself first, you are getting really bad advice.

So instead of being consumed about what is wrong with your life, your world, your job, your spouse, your children, your sports team, your church, God calls you to patience. Patience is accepting problems without complaining, trusting that God will care for you.

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