Complaining places our focus in the wrong places–it is no call to prophetic justice or kingdom building speech. Complaining focuses primarily on ourselves, our unmet expectations, our petty grievances. Watch what you say today and pray that God will give you the grace not to complain. Meditate on Colossians 4:6–“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).