How to Overcome Complaining with Scripture Memory

Struggling to Overcome a Complaining Attitude? Know that God’s Word is the Best Antidote to Stop Complaining

Many of us have a long history of "complaining" about things.

Don’t believe me?

Start asking people who you think will give you honest feedback. Or record your daily conversations for a few days and then listen to them. The truth is that we complain about almost everything; the house we live in, the job we have, maybe certain aspects of our businesses, the way we look, our relationships and the list goes on and on.

We keep doing this without realizing that God hates complaining no matter in what form it is.

Many of us have no idea how to overcome this complaining attitude.

It’s quite difficult to keep our mouth shut and not complain when things go wrong in our lives. We easily and so aggressively point out if someone else complains that it’s not the right attitude but in our case…

…I'm right and they're wrong attitude is the way to go.

Isn’t that the truth?

The fact is that these excuses are just blind justifications.

James 5:9 Is the Scripture to Turn To When Sermons On Murmuring and Complaining Don’t Help

Here's how the verse reads...

“Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest you be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door.”

This verse opened my eyes to the reality that I alone am accountable to God. I will reap what I sow with my complaining. Since I trust God that He cares for me in every situation then I also accept the fact that the Father teaches me through the difficulties that come in my life.

God is involved in my life totally.

When I find myself tempted to grumble at someone...

I take a deep breath and recall the scripture James 5:9.

When I recite this verse quietly in my mind I'm reminded of something very important...

That my complaining is the equivalent of me telling God I'm not happy with the job He's doing.

And since I know that can never be true, it helps me keep my mouth and attitude under control.

What does this tell me?

One verse memorized can help me in overcoming the negative attitude which in this case is complaining.

Scripture Memory Is the Way to Overcome Complaining. Are You Ready?

James 5: 9 is one verse that gives a constant reminder that a complaining attitude is not of God.

God hates complaining. And that’s why we need to feed ourselves with God’s word to transform our complaining heart to that of peace and joy.

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Sabita Saleem,
Contributing Author

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