Seasoning our speech with salt and being encouragers is a wonderful testimony to the Lord we love. As someone who’s “love language” is encouragement but who is also somewhat of a pessimist (though I say I’m a realist), I can easily tiptoe the line of complaining. It’s not a trait I want to be cultivated so I’m thankful for the conviction about complaining and the wisdom that I’ve learned from others on it.
Karen, from Growing Together in Grace & Knowledge, wrote a post called The Antidote for Complaining, about the effects of complaining and how it tarnishes the witness of the Christ we proclaim. I thought it was very insightful, and it should be since she admitted that she herself struggles with complaining but that’s there’s power in God’s Word to break the habit.
There is so much power in the active and living Word of God! Power to reshape and renew our minds to have the mindset of God; a mindset that will pour out in our words and actions, bringing Glory to God!”
I think it will encourage you as well, we’ve all been there! Enjoy this post from Karen!
Karen, please be sure to grab this “I’ve Been Featured” image and add it, with a photo link, to your post so that your readers can celebrate with you!
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