2 Corinthians 9:15
Profound influence of good habits.
Recently, I came across the Christian Tribune’s series of short articles on “Impact Players” shared on a social media page. These articles highlighted the profound influence of good habits on those around us, emphasizing practices such as refraining from complaining, speaking words of encouragement, mastering our emotions, finding joy in our work, being faithful and sensible servants, and living each day well.
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15)
One specific article underscored that complaining reflects a lack of faith in God, while despising others indicates a deficiency in self-cultivation. Despite the seemingly natural inclination to complain, it reveals an unbelieving and ungrateful heart. We must guard our hearts and be mindful of our words, as habitual complaining distorts, erodes, and even destroys interpersonal relationships. Continual complaints and whining lead to a perpetual cycle of revisiting hurts, trapping oneself in persistent pain, and passing on negative emotions to others.
Dear brothers and sisters, do you find yourself frequently complaining? I pray that we break free from the habit of complaining and, through God’s redemption, embrace His love and grace. Let us trust that, in all circumstances, our Abba Father works for the good of those who love Him. By abandoning complaints and approaching our circumstances with gratitude, we can halt the destructive cycle of negativity and its adverse impact. As children of God, let us aspire to be impact players in our workplaces and among our friends by cultivating positive habits.
Translation: “Impact Players: Complaining is a lack of faith in God; despisingothers is a lack of self-cultivation. Refrain from complaining.”
By Ps Law Poh Ing