insights from a daughter of the King, teacher, farmer's wife, and Mommy

9.25.2013

a culture of complaint

to complain: to say or write that you are unhappy, sick, uncomfortable, etc., or that you do not like something

we have developed a culture of complaining
we believe or act like that it is "ok"

food is not good, send it back and complain
don't like it, tell somebody
life isn't perfect, let someone or everyone know

with social media and technology, in a matter of seconds you can let the whole world know how bad or good your day, restaurant, children, job, spouse, boss, LIFE is
and once words are out....they are out

i often look at the world from my small corner and wonder what makes us different
we followers of Jesus Christ, what separates us from the world

james 3:8-10
But the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is a restless (undisciplined, irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison.
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made in God’s likeness!
Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so.
words......
said.....
written....
they matter.....
they can't be taken back....
let us not praise His name and curse His children
let us be different
let us not conform to the culture of complaint



2 comments:

  1. Great words to think about! Sometimes when my kids start complaining, I ask them to instead start listing the things they are thankful for, and that list grows and grows and outweighs the complaint list. I need to remember the same thing. My complaints are a little more subtle, a little more deep-rooted in my heart. And they need to be replaced with thankfulness! I appreciate the reminder. :)

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  2. YES. So good Karrie. So good.

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