Lifeway Church in Dacula, GA | Sundays 10 AM

Faith Does Not Complain

Negativity and complaining is diametrically opposed to God.

Philippians 2:14
Do all things without complaining and disputing,

Complaining is like digging your own grave with your mouth. Continuing to speak the problem over and over is not going to bring you any closer to the answer. Faith does not complain.

The bad report produced destruction.
Numbers 13:31–14:4 (NKJV)
But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants ( the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.” Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

The complaining from the 10 spies magnified the problem bigger than it really was. The whole congregation bought the bad report and within minutes wanted to return to the bondage of Egypt.

Many Christians today are stuck in bondage as a result of the bad report that they keep rehearsing. They are convinced that it is acceptable to continue to talk the problem by saying, "it is what it is". To say "it is what it is" is the same as saying "che sara', sara' " (what will be will be). Continuing to talk about what you don't have and what you can't do does not change the situation, it makes it worse. Griping, complaining and murmuring brings darkness, depression and defeat. Where there is no hope there is no joy.

As long as you continue to look at the "realistic" side of things you will never see from the perspective of faith. You will never be able to "call those things that be not as though they already were".

Think about how God sees you and called you His very own and rejoiced over you even before you accepted Jesus and became born again. God is the ULTIMATE, ETERNAL, OPTIMIST! And we are to act just like Him.

Today is a new day full of the grace and mercy of God. This is the day that the Lord has made, let us REJOICE and be glad in it. Speak the answer instead of the problem, faith does not complain!

Say this:
"The Spirit of God lives big in me today. I line up my words with His Word and speak the answer in every situation. I am an eternal optimist just like my Heavenly Father. I see from His perspective and speak only those words that I hear Him speak. His words are filled with life and my words are filled with life. Life is great and I refuse to complain. I am free from bondage and will never return. Today is the best day of my life because Jesus lives big in me today!"
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Jerry Upchurch - March 31st, 2022 at 9:28pm

I love this post. Our words are life or death and we are in control. We must become AWARE or CONSCIOUS of our words and put a guard at my mouth. So the don’t come out. Thanks Pastor.






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