“These people are grumblers and complainers, living only to satisfy their desires. They brag loudly about themselves, and they flatter others to get what they want.”
Jude 1:16 NLT
The people to whom Jude is referring in this verse were not just unpleasant people. They were out to destroy God’s church. As believers we do not want to be compared to them!
The truth is that people who complain are usually doing so because they want their own way. As believers, we are not supposed to want our own way. We are supposed to want God’s way. When we find ourselves complaining, we need to ask ourselves what is making us want to complain. We will probably find that, on some level, we feel we are not getting our own way. And we will probably realize that this is a good thing. God knows more about what we need than we do. If God’s way doesn’t match up with our way, we shouldn’t grumble or try to find fault with God’s plan. Instead, we should take a deep breath and pray about whatever is bothering us.
Folks, remember that grumbling, faultfinding and complaining do nothing to glorify God.