A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart. Luke 6:45
What I say flows from what is in my heart. Sometimes, the awareness of this hurts my feelings. I like to think I am that good person mentioned in Luke above. But, there are times when it is evident from the words I let fall from my lips that my heart needs a serious cleansing.
Such words that break other people down or judgmental words are obvious checks into our heart. But, there are other words that may seem less obvious that our heart needs an adjustment.
Like what? I’m glad you asked! Like COMPLAINING WORDS.
I’m guilty of some occasional complaining. I might complain about my to-do list. I might complain about the weather. I might complain to husband about his entire pilot gear unpacked on my kitchen counter. I might complain about a lot of things. Scripture tells us that complaining offends the heart of God. Yikes!
How often do I offend God’s heart?
How often do you?
I’m pretty sure when Paul wrote in Philippians to do everything without complaining or arguing, he meant EVERYTHING.
There really is no way of getting out of this one.
So, starting today, I’m going to try to go 28 days without complaining about a SINGLE thing. I would like for you all to join me in this No Complaining in the Month of Love project, also known as the NCML Project. I just made that up. I’m going with it.
And, you’re welcome, Kris Takle.
Feel free to hold me accountable. Just don’t get upset if I complain about you calling me out.