Do it without complaint

Written by Shanice Smith-McPherson
January 26, 2017

There’s always something we’d rather be doing right now. I often find myself daydreaming about standing by the ocean with my feet in the sand and feeling the warmth of the sun before it sets for the day in skies of pink and blue. Instead, I’m sitting in an 8am two-hour lecture learning about hand hygiene and infection control, forgetting everything I had learned the day before.

It’s only a couple weeks into school and many of us are already struggling. We often complain about our heavy workload, how early we have to wake up in the morning, how long we have to stay in class. I for one am guilty of all those things.

What we don’t realize is how blessed we are to be sitting in those classrooms. When we goon and on about how hard classes are for us, we don’t notice that we insult our teachers. When we make fun of the food in the cafeteria, we insult the people who work hard to provide for us.

From past experience I’ve learned that complaining, in a sense, is claiming that we know better and can do better than others who put those things in our paths. When we complain to God about obstacles in our lives, we claim that we know better than He does.

We are not given big loads because people like to torture us. No road that we choose to take is easy. The Bible tells us in Philippians 2 to do things without complaint. Our time will come when we will be free and rejoice. If you can get anything out of this,God wants you to know that He has your best interest at heart. Know that you’re here because you are loved.