Minister's Minute: The howl of wolves

Wolves howl with meaning. They howl in celebration after a meal. They howl back and forth at night to communicate. They howl in sadness when a family member dies. They howl before a hunt for unity. Wolves howl with purpose.

Many of us have lost our howl for purpose and replaced it with complaining. You should know there is purpose and power behind your speaking. If Jesus is Lord of your life, then He needs to be Lord of your lips, too. But it’s easy to slip into a mode of finding the negative things in life and complaining about them.

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Philippians 2:14: Do everything without complaining or arguing.

The complaining is only a symptom of the real heart issue. From a negative heart, overflows negative words, which generally become negative actions, resulting in a miserable life.

Here is a formula to really mess up your whole life. Complain about everything.The weather, economy, gas prices, appearance, your hair…

If you are constantly complaining, ask yourself what is in your heart. I can tell you what’s not there. Gratitude and trust in God. So, here’s my challenge to you:

Look at the same things that you have been complaining about, but look at them from a different perspective. Instead of complaining, start thanking God for the good that is there. Even if you have to dig it out. Finding gratitude is of primary importance to God so it should be to us as well.

1 Thessalonians 5:18: In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

By changing your words, you are changing your life. You are regaining the power that's in your howl.

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