As Christians, we know complaining “ain’t it,” right?
Philippians 2:14-16 tells us to do all things without grumbling, disputing or complaining, but there seems to be this thing deep down inside of all of us that needs to feel heard and seen, and that we’re not alone in difficult circumstances. And so, we give voice to the pain and suffering, and we’re not always aware of the way we’re doing it.
But then our situations don’t improve. Maybe we feel stuck, even. And we start to wonder, “Could it be the way I’m talking about my situation or experience? Surely God understands my need to process this pain and suffering, right?”
How do we process out our negative thoughts and feelings around experiences and situations without reaping the negative consequences of grumbling and complaint? That’s what we’re getting into on this week’s episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast. Are you ready to dig in? Grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
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Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.
Psalm 27:13 (AMP)
I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
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Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.
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About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.