I wish I had ________. I need to ________. If I could _________. I hate that ________. ________ gets on my nerves. You can fill in the blanks, but do these sentences sound familiar? We sit around and complain about so many things that are not going our way,that we do not like,that we want to be different, or that needs to be done. We talk about wishing things were this way or wanting things that way. But let me ask you this, is there anything that you can do about what you are complaining about? If not then there is no need to complain about something that you have no control over. And if you can do something about it then complaining is not going to get it done. It will actually make it even harder to do. When we complain we remain. We remain in the same position with the same issue because we are bringing negative emotions into it which bring us down and keep us from doing what needs to be done.
If you can’t do anything about the situation and complain about it then you are bringing misery to yourself. You speak negative words about it which brings negative emotions. You remind yourself about not liking the situation everytime you complain about it. You bring up the negative emotions attached to the situation everytime you complain. If there is nothing that you can do to help the situation then it is best that you pray about it and then speak positive words about it and trust God to take care of it.
If there is something that you can do about the situation then do it. Don’t let yourself complain about it. If you complain then you are bringing more negative emotions to yourself than you already have, making it harder to do what you need to do. Instead of complaining about what you have to do decide that you are going to just take care of it. Think about the end result instead of the process. Talk about getting it done and how much better it is going to be.
Complaining hinders our actions. Because of the emotional effects of complaining it can cause us to not do what needs to be done to make things better for us. It can even turn a okay situation into turmoil for us if we do enough of it. Complaining makes you remain in the state of being that you are in. So decide today that you are going to do what is best and that starts with not complaining.
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Amen sister! We should have an attitude of gratitude, especially as believers because we have a lot to be thankful for!!
Yes we do. The enemy likes to put the focus on what is not going right or that we don’t have because he knows how complaining affects us. Being thankful can increase our joy and even make a crummy day a little brighter.