KEY SCRIPTURE: Phil 2:14 ISV” Do everything without complaining or arguing”

Complaining is a defeatist stand. It profits no one. The man complaining is in a stressed state of being whiles the one being accused is also pressurised. It is also a reproach unto God. Almost all the children of Israel who left Egypt with Moses died in the wilderness except Joshua and Caleb, as well as those young ones who were born during the course of the journey. The bible described the action of the Israelites as follows, Psa 78:19 KJV” Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?” This is the import of murmuring. It is an attack on the integrity as well as the authority of God.

Phil 2:13 says, Phi 2:13 KJV” For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” The child of God is full of the presence and power of God in him or her to execute whatever task he or she has to face. Speaking negative about your inability places a big restriction on the Almighty power at work in you.

In the light of these how do we keep ourselves from complaining or murmuring?

1. Know that you are a vessel full of God, through whom He expresses His power and wisdom. Your language should be, I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

2. Know also that, you have been crucified with Jesus, and it is Christ Himself alive in you. Let the reproaches that come against you be borne by Him, and stop bearing wrongs personally. 1Pet 2:23 KJV “Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:”

3. People are not able to control themselves when feeling hurt, so decide not to talk or give your views in such moments, but, calm down and fully weigh the impact of whatever you wish to say, and how you want to say it.

Always ask yourself how will I feel, if I was at the receiving end of one complaining to me.

4. Instead of complaining, why not suggest solutions?

5. Decide you would never complain under any situation when relating to God and His word.

Complaining when, relating to God, is one of the works of the flesh. It makes you oppose God and as a result lose or fall out on what He can give you or do for you. We’ve got to be very conscious of how we express our grievances or dislike towards our neighbours.  Let all your actions be motivated by love.


I do not murmur or complain about whatever I do for God. I always trust the Holy Spirit to assist me in facing whatever task given to me.  Indeed, the reproaches of others does not get the best of me, for I cast all such deeds on the Lord. I am always joyful in all situations.


Phil 4:13 KJV” I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Heb 13:5 KJV” Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”


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