We are created to influence one another; however, our influence declines when we complain. The negativity becomes a barrier to what God can do through us. The thing is . . . the negativity of complaining . . . is toxic. Even so, we are the ones that make the choice to complain.
The Exodus people could not deal with their situation. So. They complained: But the people were thirsty for water there. They complained to Moses,
"Why did you take us from Egypt and drag us out here with our children
and animals to die of thirst?" (Exodus 17: 3, The Message)
The complaints of the people of God were rooted within a lack of trust as well as gratefulness. Perspective changes with complaining as well as gratefulness. Complaining brings problems into focus while possibilities are seen by those who give thanks.
At some point we need to decide if we, as His friends, trust God
Friends, don't complain about each other. A far greater complaint could
be lodged against you, you know. The Judge is standing just around the
corner. (James 5:9, The Message).
Determine to be a positive influence today.
Refuse to enter into the toxicity of complaining.
Give thanks to God.
Learning to KickStart the day becoming a postive influence through gratefulness,
(written by Kerrie L. Palmer © 2010 All Rights Reserved)