The Bible gives some simple advice on how to change your perspective: focus on the positive, and stop complaining.
[Steve Myers] "Shine, don't whine." Here's a thought for the week. Can we put this into practice? We are told so many times throughout Scripture we're supposed to have a different perspective, a different attitude. We're supposed to live God's way. And I think these three words kind of say it in a nutshell, "Shine, don't whine."
Christ said we're supposed to be like a city set up on a hill. We'll to let our light shine. The Apostle Paul tells us part of the way of doing that is to stop whining. But he says it a little different over here in Philippians 2:14 Philippians 2:14Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
American King James Version×. He says, "Do all things without complaining and disputing." That word for complaining can be, yeah, whining.
In other words, find the good. Just stop whining, stop complaining, stop arguing. Then he says, "That you may become blameless and harmless children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world." And so, these two verses found in Philippians 2:14 Philippians 2:14Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
American King James Version×and 2:15 really tell us that very thing, shine, don't whine. And if we just don't, don't complain, don't whine, that in itself will set us apart from the perspective of this world.
So let's make this our goal. Keep that little phrase in mind "Shine, don't whine." You might be surprised how much that changes your week.
That's BT Daily. We'll see you next time.