Are you ever tempted to gripe? If so, there’s a cure. Instead of looking for faults in others, look for the goodness of God.
The temptation to gripe grows out of an impoverished mental state that is mired in negativity, darkness, complaint, and self-righteous viewpoints. It’s an unhappy and unpleasant place to be.
The happier way is to put on the Mind of Christ that is focused on what is true with God and God’s creation.
God is good. God’s offspring is good. The child of God is not seen in a mortal rife with faults. God’s creation is found in the goodness of Spirit and seen with our spiritual eyes and through a spiritual lens.
Instead of analyzing an imperfect mortal and finding reasons to gripe, seek to see God’s creation in Spirit and hold that as your standard for reality. Don’t react to error, but respond with an understanding of what God created to be true.
When you focus on God’s creation, you start to see more of God’s goodness in others and all around. You find reasons to rejoice and celebrate. You become a positive healing influence on everyone around you. The temptation to gripe vanishes because you’re too busy seeing all the good and participating in it