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Stop Complaining and Start Complying - 1

 

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Introduction

Have you reached a point where you feel like pouring your anger, frustration, pain, fear, and inferiority on the government, boss, friends, and surrounding neighbors? As humans, we are tempted to unleash our anger in uncomfortable seasons.

However, it doesn’t work that way. Releasing your frustration and insecurities on others will not solve the problem. It shows your ignorance and weakness. I remember boarding a taxi to do evangelism.

In the taxi, the driver and a woman were arguing about free education in Ghana. The woman bitterly poured out her anger on the government. She said that free education has collapsed many private schools.

The taxi driver also said that free education has helped him and his family. The taxi driver said the free education has allowed most of his family members access to formal education. However, the woman said free education has corrupted the educational system.

While listening to their conversation (argument), I felt like saying something about free education. However, I told myself that arguing with these people would not solve the problem.

I need the right channel to share my thoughts on free education. Although I cannot entirely agree with some of the government policies and leadership styles, I will not share my ideas with people who cannot change systems.

I observed that the woman was angry with the government policy on free education. However, the man (taxi driver) was happy with the government policy on free education. Frankly, while the taxi driver and woman were arguing about free education in Ghana, my heart was burning.

I wanted to pour out my mind about free education. However, I thought through it. I said to myself that every policy will have some side effects. No matter how good a government policy will be; there will be negatives and positives.

Some will find faults with the government policies even if they are good. I hope you know the opposers of the government policies are the competing political parties. One thing about government policies is that we must think through systems, reduce the negativity, and strengthen the good sides.

Like a medicine, it doesn’t matter how good it is; there will be some side effects. It takes knowledge to weigh the positives and negatives. However, a vessel void of knowledge will hit more on the negative and reject the positives. That is how life revolves. There will come a time when we feel like complaining. However, the Holy Bible commands us to avoid complaints.

 

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Philippians 2:14-15 KJV

Apostle Paul wrote to the Church in Philippe to avoid grumbling and unnecessary debates. This letter applies to every Christian believer. When we avoid complaints and foolish talk, as Paul states, we will walk in power and wisdom.

Analyze countries that constantly murmur and debate over unnecessary things. Such countries experience war, confusion, corruption, and calamities. Parliaments and leadership that focus on unnecessary issues waste resources, time, and energy.

In some cases, we don’t have to complain or talk about specific issues because it is not a significant problem. For instance, parliament don't have to debate and complain about lesbianism, gays, and bestiality. They have to quickly pass the bill and criminalize it because it is abnormal, wicked, and insane for people to indulge in that act.

Complaining and discussing the rights of lesbians and gays wastes time. We have limited time to discuss important things. Murmuring will not solve the issue. Law enforcement agents must start working on important matters because complaining gives the right to the devil and his cohorts to dominate the development and integrity of the nation.   

In most cases, development rarely takes place in complaining neighborhoods. Murmuring and disputes will not solve the problem. It will solidify the blindness of the wicked. Although there is a place for public demonstration (complaints), we must apply wisdom when making complaints and demonstrating our needs and wants. There is time for everything; therefore apply knowledge.

 

The foolishness of complaints.

One thing I have realized about complaints is that it doesn’t solve the problem. The more we complain, the higher the problems. I remember in my infancy, I saw students making demonstrations.

If I could guess my age, I was around five years old. My father was a teacher at Akwatia Technical Institute at that time. Most of the students demonstrated with weapons in the night. I saw most of the students with offensive weapons.

The students did not like the leadership of the school. They felt the leadership was abusing them, so they wanted to take action. However, I realized that the student's complaint (demonstration) couldn’t solve the problem.

Complaining may alert the leaders of the issue. However, we don’t solve problems with complaints. Like the students in the technical school, who demonstrated with weapons, the military countered their complaints (demonstration).

The school leadership sacked some of the students. Some, too, got injured because of the interruption of the military. Some students were imprisoned. The students thought the demonstration would get the attention of the school leadership.

However, it didn’t work. Instead of the students using the proper method to approach the leadership, they used violent demonstrations. You might be asking how I got this information at that tender age.

Well, I think I have a sharp brain (memory) that can recall issues. As I write this article, I remember things that happened in my infancy. As stated, there are times we must demonstrate if leadership repeats their wickedness.

We might have used the right channel to get the corrupt leader’s attention. However, leadership persists in their corruption and wickedness. In this case, we can demonstrate using the right channel.

Like a wicked king who is not ready to repent. Such a king will not bow without violence. There is a right way to solve issues. It is not always about complaints and violence. Keep reading because I will enumerate ten master keys to deal with problems without using violence and complaints.

 

Accept your limitations

One thing we must understand about human nature is that we are weak in the flesh. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can do many things. However, the flesh will not allow us to do everything all the time and everywhere.

A time will come when our body will become tired. We must rest to regain energy. We cannot be everywhere at the same time. Even machines become weak when they exceed their working hours. How much human strength? Stop complaining and accept the limitations of the body. Exercise patience and work with the available strength.

 

Disconnect from complainers

If you want to break out from the prison of complainers, disassociate from them. Associating with complainers will empower you to keep murmuring. Like water in a pot on fire. The stronger the fire, the hotter the water in the pot.

You are the water in the pot. The complainers are the fire. If you disconnect from the fire, the water in the pot will become cool. If you don’t want to be a candidate of complainers, disconnect from the complainers. The water in the pot will cool down when the fire goes off.

 

Close your doors

Nothing is better than closing your ears and eyes from destructive critics (complainers). As far as you live in this world, people will criticize. No matter how good, strong, weak, and famous you are, there will be complainers. As Apostle Paul stated,

 

…avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Titus 3:9 KJV

There is no way a crocodile can enter a room with a locked door. Until you open the door, the crocodile remains outside. In the same way, don’t create a channel for complainers to access you. Apostle Paul stated that we must avoid foolish questions and arguments because they are vain.

Why should you waste your time, energy, and resources on issues that will not bring profit? That is how Apostle Paul described. We must disengage from complainers and people who debate on unnecessary things.

Such people will not take us anywhere. Close your doors to arguments and questions that do not edify Christ Jesus. Close your ears and eyes from discussions that do not bring development. Such talks (complaints and arguments) will drain the energy you can use to do essential things. One reason Ghana and other developing countries keep crawling is because we have many complainers. Instead of the media, journalists, and citizens giving solutions, they will be hitting hard on the problems.

We love complaining; that is why the nation keeps growing cold (poor). We must stop the complaint and start complying. When we stop complaining and start complying, the country will rise.

Kindly share the link to this article so others can receive the knowledge that brings deliverance. I encourage you to download and read my book, 777 Uncommon Benefits of Reading Books for more profound revelations. Below are some ways to stop complaining and start complying.

 

Start Complying Now

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1. The power of the mind

Instead of complaining, figure out the root cause of the problem. Children love to complain because they don’t have the knowledge to solve issues. Monitor people who complain about their problems.

I mean people who blame others for their failure. Such people cannot take responsibility. Children love complaining because it’s their nature. It is said that what a dog looks at and bark at, a cat looks at it and ignores it.

Champions don’t complain; they comply. They hit on the solution. Even if champions complain, they provide solutions. Stop complaining because anyone can complain. Figure out the causes of the issues.

I mean the root cause of the issue. After finding the root cause of the issue, strategize. I mean, think (brainstorm). Our mind has the power to solve problems. We have the mind of God because God created us in His image and likeness (see Genesis 1:26-27).

Lazy people (complainers) don’t love thinking. Complainers love blaming others. One thing I hate is the past. For instance, when something terrible happens, instead of the surrounding people giving the solutions, they find faults.

Complainers point their hands at others and hammer on the dark side of the problem. Finding faults will not solve the problem! It wastes time! Let’s search for the solutions! Pointing hands on others will not solve the issue!

It will instead lead to conflict and confusion. Take responsibility! Use your mind to solve problems. For instance, the people in your area complain of poor water. In this case, the people’s problem is poor hygiene.

Don’t join the complainers. Stop blaming the government and those in authority! Although the government and leadership have a role to make the community a better place. Be unique, don’t join the complainers.

Be a complier. Find ways to solve the water problem in the community. You can connect with people to create a borehole. You can apply legal medicine (chemicals) in the water to make the water safe and clean.

You can contact the water company nearby so they can connect pipe-borne water to the area. You can connect with companies who sell clean water so they can distribute water in that area. You can make a profit out of the problem.

Instead of joining the complainers, solve the problem. You cannot solve the issue while complaining. It is babies who cry over problems. Adults face problems and provide solutions. You can solve issues when you strategize ways to conquer the complaints.

Have you realized that most citizens in America, Asia, and Europe are problem solvers? They search for the problems and provide solutions. Because of the solutions, they make money in “poor countries.” Find out.

  • What are the people complaining about in your community?
  • What problems are people facing globally?
  • What are people complaining about?
  • What can you do to solve the issue?

Use your mind to solve the problems! Even if you don’t have the wisdom to solve the problem. Research on how to solve the issue. People might have solved the problem others are complaining about. Use their strategies and wisdom to solve the issue. You will be a unique pearl within the stones. Stop complaining and start complying! I encourage you to download and read my book, Take Responsibility. It’s free on my blog.

 

2. The power of decisiveness

If you want to be a light in the darkness, be action-oriented. Some people have solutions. However, they cannot take action. It is good to have solutions. However, until you put your solution (knowledge) into action, your solution will not benefit others.

Like a hungry man with food, the man will keep starving until he eats the food. What’s the use of the food if you cannot eat? That is how wisdom works. You must enforce your knowledge. Many Africans and leaders have relevant ideas.

However, they cannot enforce them. It is like having many books on your shelves or in the library. Having the books on your shelves does not transfer the knowledge into your brain. You must read the book to acquire the knowledge.

In most cases, you are like someone who does not read books. You are like someone who hasn’t bought the books. Buying the books is good. However, you must read them. Having good plans is good.

However, it would be best if you enforced them. Connect with the right people and environment. Those who agree with your ideas will enforce the plans. Do you remember the words and actions of our Savior and Lord Christ Jesus?

 

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

John 9:4 KJV

Our Savior and Lord Christ Jesus began ministry at a tender age. By age fourteen, he has already started his assignment. Christ Jesus was not a lazy man. He was an action man. Christ Jesus did not joke with his assignment.

What are you waiting for? Take action now! There are times when you must follow the timing. However, do not procrastinate when the time arrives. Time waits for no man. It is the lazy man that says he has more time.

You can do more at a younger age. The more you grow old, the weaker your body becomes. This is one reason you must take action. Waiting for the perfect time will not come. Take action now. Stop complaining and start complying! You will become a diamond among the stones when you stop complaining and start complying.

 

3. The power of focus

One thing about life is that you reap what you sow. Give your best. As Solomon stated,

 

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV

Whatever your assignment is, do it with all your might and resources. This reminds me of a woman I worked with at a formal school. This woman meant business! She was the first person to come to the school campus.

She did not joke about her work time. This woman was not the Headteacher or owner of the school. However, she acted as if she owned the school. I could see her strength and sacrifice. Because of her sacrifice, the owner of the school valued her.

The school owner valued her decision more than any teacher in the school. So, what is my point here? If you are going to be a star (complier), be focused. Sometimes, some people will mock you because of your hard work.

Some people think government work is not important. Some people work anyhow because they believe the government's job has no monitoring. Some people come to work late and leave before work closes.

If the government changes the system, the workers will comply. Do not join the losers. Work with all your might at your job. The manager or owner might not see your work. However, the wise ones will imitate you.

We serve a just God. He will reward you for your good work. While some complain about the job, work from your heart. God might be training you in that place. Even if you don’t receive any reward in that place, you will acquire knowledge and experience. This experience and knowledge will boost your credibility and value. Stop complaining and start complying. Be among the few. The blessings will overflow!

 

4. The power of humility

Instead of joining complainers, seek advice and counseling from successful experts, professionals, and knowledgeable and experienced people. Seeking advice and counsel from others reveals our humility.

Monitor successful people; they learn from others. Complainers don’t seek counsel and advice. Complainers are proud. They see nothing good in humbling themselves. You will be surprised that the complaint will stop if you seek quality advice from experts.

Their wisdom will exclude you from the complainers who are going nowhere. The advice you receive from professionals and qualified vessels will lift you to a higher height. It is time to stop complaining and start complying. Are you seeking the wisdom of successful and qualified experts and professionals?

 

5. The power of knowledge

Do you know that knowledge carries power? Knowledge is like a light. The more you acquire knowledge, the stronger and brighter your light. If your mind is empty, you start complaining. However, you will make important decisions if your mind is full of resourceful information. As stated in the Holy Scriptures.

 

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Hosea 4:6 KJV

It is said that empty barrels make the most noise. To come out of the complainers, be knowledgeable. When you acquire relevant knowledge, it enhances your decision. Do you know that one decision can build or destroy your life?

One decision can destroy and upgrade those connected to you. This is one reason you must read. Love knowledge with all your heart. Reading will eliminate you from the complainers. It will place you above the complainers.

I encourage you to download and read my book, 777 Uncommon Benefits of Reading Books, for more profound revelations. When you become knowledgeable, you will not fall into the trap of the complainers. You will become a complier (resourceful leader) when you fill your mind with resourceful information.

 

6. The power of the Word

…Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Matthew 22:29 KJV

One thing about the Word of God is that it carries power. The Word (the Holy Bible) can bring deliverance to the soul, spirit, and body. As stated in the Holy Scriptures, people deviate because they lack knowledge of the Word.

If you don’t want to remain in the complainer’s prison, study the Holy Scriptures and understand the power and person of the Holy Spirit. You can do extraordinary things by knowing the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

For more profound revelation about the Holy Spirit, download and read my series of books. The books are free on my blog. Demons and evil spirits can cause trouble. Unclean spirits can manipulate the mind. They can make people complain. This is one reason you must know the Word of God. Having time for God’s Word can bring deliverance.

 

…ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:32 KJV

Power rests in the Holy Bible. The complaining spirit will leave when you become one with the Word (the Holy Bible). However, if the Word is empty in your inner man, you start complaining.

  • Do you constantly feed on the Word?
  • Do you obey the Word?
  • Do you pray the Word?
  • Do you meditate on the Word?
  • Do you declare the Word?

It’s time to come out of the complainers and join the compliers. The Word is the master key! Be consistent with the Word. You will experience growth, wisdom, power, and favor. I will continue in the next article. Kindly share the link to this article so others can receive the knowledge that brings deliverance.




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