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Complaining is Mental Clutter

I talk so much about mental clutter and not filling our minds with junk. Instead, let’s feast on the Word of God!

Who’s with me?

But today I also want to address the fact that we can be our own worst enemies when it comes to mental clutter. We often have a negative mindset, one that is critical and complaining…even if we don’t voice it out loud (but it does have effects on others when we do) we are still cluttering up our minds with the wrong things.

I was watching a teaching the other morning about having the mind of Christ. This refers to having the mindset of Christ in humility and considering others above ourselves. Having a mindset like Christ is a humble spirit willing to serve others no matter what the cost to us.

(Read Philippians 2:1-11)

So when we find ourselves with a critical spirit or complaining (out loud or in our minds) we are actually focusing on ourselves and our wants and our pride. It is saying, “We deserve better!”

The verses immediately following those I cited above, then go on to say,

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation” (Phil 2:14-15)

So, yes, we are told not to complain or grumble…we are to have the mindset of Christ.

If you are looking to clear some mental clutter, start right there, in your mind. For out of the heart, flows actions..and it all starts with thoughts. Set your mind on things above!

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