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Posted On 10/17/2014

How to stop being critical

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.
Dealing with a critical person? Check out Those Critical People here. 

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Grant Agler

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Grant was our resident farmboy. He grew up in the cornfields of northwest Nebraska. He spent his early days living far from God. As Grant says, "I gave God the middle finger and didn't really care about faith at all." As a young man, he became convinced that God was real. He gave his life to Jesus and experienced God's amazing grace that previously made no sense to him. After experiencing that grace, Grant felt God calling him to teach the message of the gospel. Over the past 20 years, he has been preaching and teaching. Grant, his wife, Bethany, and their four children moved to Michigan in 2011, and he joined the 2|42 team in 2019. Grant is always good for a laugh, but more importantly, he explains biblical concepts in ways anyone can understand. We wish Grant and his family all the best as they start their new ministry adventures in Colorado in summer 2023.
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