Two things exist; life and death. I believe no human being is usually comfortable with the idea of dying. One definition of death is “the ending of all vital functions or processes in an organism or a cell”.
I tend to believe that death comes in very many forms. Men experience death in various areas of their lives. Be it in our dreams, visions, relationships, education ...name them. One thing, however, that most people do not realize is that the power to live and die is within them.
The Bible states very clearly in Proverbs 18:21 that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”. Many a times Christians find themselves exercising the power within them but to their own peril. Complaining is no exception in the equation.
At times, though things may seem difficult we should always employ these ‘eyes of faith’ with which we can see the better side of things. Remember that no matter how long it takes, as long as you confess something with your tongue, you must at one time eat its fruits.
Have that positive attitude towards situations, seeing them as a means of preparing you for what is to come in the future. We are told in Psalms 30:5 that though sorrows may last for a night, His joy comes in the morning.
Let it therefore be our prayer as David in Psalms 141:3 “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.” Through this we can be sure to make correct utterances that will positively impact our lives and those around us.
Food for thought: Picture Jesus walking all over Nazareth, Jerusalem and all those places complaining about the many hardships he could have faced. Complaining about the people’s attitude, his disciples’ lack of faith, the motives of the Pharisees, Sadducees and teachers of the law, do you think mankind could have been saved?
It is up to you then, either choose life or death