Q and A with Pastor J.
Complaining has an antiseptic effect on joy. It kills it and keeps it from coming back. It is easy to complain and very hard to stop, but it is possible.
The Apostle Paul said this, “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. Philippians 2:14-6” Here are some steps that can help you let go of a complaining spirit.
1) Confess that you have a problem with complaining and negativity. It also helps to realize that negativity can be contagious. Stop the spread but learn how to stop.
2) Change your mental polarity. Stop thinking about yourself and what you think, and focus on God and what He is telling you.
3) Guard your mouth. If you find yourself falling into negative speech, stop it. “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. Matthew 12:36”
4) Change your blame game. Focus on fixing yourself and realize that you have too much to do. We don’t have time to worry about someone else. Christianity is about self-examination. Jesus commands us to change who we are, how we think and how we speak.
5) Be thoughtful and thankful. Remember how good God is and that He is with you. Do emphasize the negative, but accentuate the positive.
Remember that God says that you matter! Bad things will happen to everyone. How we deal with it affects our whole life.
We would love to meet you! I think you will feel something special in our fellowship. Here you can find a place to grow close to God. First Baptist Church is located at the corner of 4th and Foley. Morning Bible Study begins at 8:45 a.m., with our Morning Worship Service at 10 a.m. Our Wednesday Night programs begin at 6 p.m. I would also invite you to visit our website at www.eufaulafbc. org.