“Do all things without complaining and disputing.” – Philippians 2:14
One weeknight, while I was still in college, I walked into an Attleboro, Massachusetts church. Much like the friends who invited me, the congregation was different than what I was accustomed to. But, the Word of God remained the same.
The young person who delivered the sermon was different as well. David Ring, an evangelist who has had cerebral palsy since birth, spoke about the dangers of complaining. During the address, he said, “I have cerebral palsy. What’s your problem?” He encouraged us to stop “bellyaching” and start proclaiming victory over our lives no matter what obstacles we face.
Today, I encourage you to speak peace, joy, hope and victory over your life as you “do” what you set out to do. The verse for today’s devotional deals with two things combined with your words.
When You Work but Don’t Use Your Words Wisely
If you complain and dispute about working, you will not work hard. Think about all the times you did something that you didn’t want to do, and you complained about it. You spent most of your energy on what you didn’t want to do instead of focusing it on doing a great job so you could move on.
When You Work but Use Your Words Wisely
What happens when you do the work with a good attitude and kind words? Not only do you perform good work, but you also please God. That opens up the floodgates of blessings. Think about the times you had a good attitude as you went about doing the work of your day. All of the stress, tension and anxiety about it disappeared, right?
We are admonished to do. In other words, you can’t get out of the work. It must be done. However, it is up to you controlling your tongue and thoughts so you can get the desired results.
How can using your words wisely help you fulfill your purpose?