Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Kvetch (Philippians 4:10-13)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “kvetch.” I think that the apostle Paul was both one of the greatest ambassadors of Christ to ever live, as well as a pretty savvy businessman. Remember that before his time as a Christian he was a busy guy, persecuting Christians and all. Throughout his ministry and all the way to the end he had certain standards. One of these standards was that he never complained. In fact, he urged others to be joyful in whatever circumstances that they faced.

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”
~Phil 4:11

My question for you is: what kind of person are you when it comes to moving through circumstances? I think that sometimes wen life gets tough we tend to focus on sour grapes as opposed to moving forward and realizing that one thing that no one can ever take away from us is our attitude. The way that you look at a situation and respond to it is completely up to you. My prayer is that you are an example for other people as they move through tough circumstances. I'm not saying you have to act like things are peachy all the time and be fake in the way that you face hard times, but I do think that we need to learn to be content. And, though people can ridicule the apostle Paul for many flaws, I would say that kvetching, or complaining habitually, was never one of those flaws. Let us learn from his example.

Praying for you,


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