Friday, July 6, 2012

No right to complain-Doing what you have to do

Doing what you have to do waylays all the excuses one may come up about why something is the way it is. Our world today and the culture is more about complaining than doing.  I've found that many would rather complain than to step forward and do something about anything.  If people are not willing to do what they have to do, especially when they know what to do, then they do not have the right to complain.

People's reasons for something also becomes their excuses for the same thing.  Don't get me wrong, some reasons are very valid and extreme, but not all.  Many times the reasons people use are to justify themselves and their behavior, but these same reasons also becomes their excuses for not doing what they needed to do.  For some it's just easier for them to complain about something than it is to do what they have to or need to do. If this is the case, then why complain.  By not doing what they have to do or need to do they forfeit their right to complain it about to anyone.

People that are not willing to do what they have to do have no right to complain about anything.  The only time one may be justified of complaining is only after they have done whatever it was they needed to do.  Now with that said, this is the only time that constitutes a legitimate complaint, but they also continue doing what they have to do while they complain.

And so it is with God.  Many people would rather complain about what God does or doesn't do, not realizing that a lot of what God does or doesn't do resides with them and doing what they have to do.   Even if Christians are not willing to do what they have to do in order for their lives to be pleasing to God, then again, they too have no right to complain.  They forfeit that right.  God will do what He says He would, but people are different.  They say they're going to do something but never get around to doing it and yet they constantly complain.  And then here comes the excuses.  Oops I mean reasons of justification why they didn't do something.

One thing about God is that you can always trust that He will do what He says He will do, no questions asked.  But people on the other hand still would rather complain about God than to do what He is asking them to do. However, they do not realize that by complaining and not doing anything they have no right to complain about not seeing the blessings of God manifest in their own lives.

The only way for God to bless His people is for them to do what they must do in order for Him to have the freedom to bless them.  And what people have to do or need to do is to obey His commands and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. This means that by doing whatever it is they need to do or even have to do God will do for them just as He did for Jesus.   God will do for those who follow closely in the footsteps of His Son Jesus.  In other words being a true disciple of Christ will waylay a lot of the complaining among God's people.

"I'm just sayin'."


G.D.Dooley said...

Have no idea why the white or where it even came from. It is not meant to be there.

T-Childs said...

This is a great post, and much food for thought. I've been a Christian for over 30 years now, but never going to a church and not coming from a Christian family or any kind of Christian background or Christian community, I have often wondered whether I am doing the right thing, and have often wondered why God would call such a person like me, who isn't particularly religious. The pieces are beginning to fall into place however; a little anyway. God created us all, not just religious types who go to church, but yes all those myriad people you see when you go shopping or go on holiday or are on the way to work or college; all those different people that might, or might not, seem particularly religious like nurses, cops, dentists, youths on the street, Hells Angels etc etc. We all have a God-centred hole in our lives and if God wants to choose the least of people to make a point to the rest of humanity, He can do what He will! Who can oppose God's choices after all?

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you so very much for publishing this, my dear G.D.!!! I have had the same thing happen to me lately, and I have no idea what is causing a change of the background color at times. There may be an easier way to fix it, but the way I have been doing it is to delete the bad portion and paste it again while editing in the compose window. In this particular case I had to make a copy of what you had written then paste it (text only-Word 2010) in a document on my computer, and then add the italics and bold text since I did not already have it in its original form. For if I had of pasted it with the prior formatting intact, the white background would have stayed in place. Of course, adding insult to injury was that this piece is about not complaining! (LOL?)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by, my dear T-Childs!!! Be assured that the kind of relationship that our Heavenly Father wants to have with us is a very close and personal one, which has little to do with religious rules and traditions. Although, the teaching of the right doctrines can help to clear up much confusion. For there are four basic attributes to our Heavenly Father that all of our beliefs must be based upon, which are that He is all-powerful, all-knowing, always-present and perfect in all of His most awesome ways. Tragically, far too many traditions stray away from and even contradict one of more of those four attributes, with the result being all of the confusion that exists. No, it is nothing for our Heavenly Father to overcome, but it adds all the more to the suffering in this world, which no one in their right-mind would want to contribute to if they could avoid it.

Brenda Rees said...

That is right. The only way to find out what an apple tastes like, and benefit from its goodness, is ..... Bite it! It is just an ornament if left on the shelf, and you will remain hungry.