Thursday, February 15, 2018

It Is Better To Do The Task Than To Complain

As you go throughout your day, do you ever catch yourself complaining about something that needs to be done? The Lord is really working on me about my complaining right now.

The dishes need to be washed and I catch myself thinking, "But I really do not want to do the dishes right now." And after the thought has taken hold, then it is easy to just let the task go undone. Then before long, it is easy to let the clothes go unwashed. Until before long, everything has piled up and I feel like a failure and start to deal with depression.

Do you ever deal with things like this? Boy, I hope that I am not alone in this.

I am learning that it is better to do the task, whatever it might be, with a grateful heart than to complain.




According to Colossians 3:23 We are to do everything as though we are doing it for the Lord and not for humans. I don't know about you, but when I stop and think that everything I do is actually for the Lord, well, I do not want to let Him down. I also do not want Him to hear me complaining about having to do something that He has blessed me with the ability of being able to do.

Colossians 3:23 NIV  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters 

CEB Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord not for people

GNT Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people 

Cross References:

Ephesians 6:7 With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord

Prayer:

Dear Father,  thank You for all that You have done for me and my family. Thank You for all of the things You have blessed me with. Thank You for giving me certain abilities so that I am able to accomplish the tasks You have set before me. Father, please forgive me for complaining about things that need to be done. Please help me to do everything with all my heart in service of You. I want to serve You. I pray that Your will be done. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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