Devotionals For Leaders: Are You A Complainer?

George Lockhart

complainer

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me… —Matthew 11:29

God isn’t giving you heaviness and weightiness because He’s trying to make your life difficult. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. God is giving heavier things for you to carry, heavier burdens, heavier hearts because He is showing His confidence in you to do something about it. Yet, how often do you complain?

Complaining is such a part of your existence that at times, you are not even aware of the complaints: they just sound “good” to you. Things like “I’m not good at this”, or “it’s too hard” or even “why me? aren’t they more qualified?” All of these complaints come as God begins to lay more and more responsibility and trust on you.

However, God is not asking you to bear it alone. He’s asking you to share the load that He’s carrying. God is the strong…

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