I get it, being critical is kind of fun. It takes the pressure off of yourself and puts it on others. It feels so right to huddle with other disgruntled employees and complain about the boss. To privately complain about the weather, government or traffic. Its seems like we are just adding a necessary, and at times quite humorous, commentary to life. However, being a critical person is slowly killing you. The Bible calls this bitterness and it comes with a heavy warning
See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:15
Take the Rubber Band Challenge
Bitterness starts with one negative thought or comment and then grows from there. The good news is, the solution is really simple.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing Philippians 2:14
That’s it! Put a rubber band on your wrist. Every time you say something critical snap yourself. You will be amazed how many times a day you complain, grumble or criticize something just for sport. Your not identifying problems and developing solutions to make the world a better place. No, your just complaining. Kill bitterness at the root and I promise, it will change your life.
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