Philippians 2:14-15 - "Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God…" NIV
His players moaned and groaned about this schedule, but Shula would not change his mind nor reduce the number of workouts like the players wanted him to do.
His players said this was unheard of and no other NFL team had four workouts per day. One player complained to the press saying, "All we do is dress, practice, undress, and dress, practice and undress. We are not sure if we are football players or strippers."
The exact thing they complained about is what, within a few months, they attributed to their success. In 1972 the Dolphins went undefeated something no other NFL teams has been able to duplicate at this time.
We humans have a way of complaining about what is really good for us. We just can't see it at the time of our complaining. Do yourself a favor and hold off on the complaining.
The Israelites wanted to be free from the Egyptian bondage in the days of Moses. Once God started His plan to free them with Moses as their leader all we see them doing is complaining.
In fact, they complained all the way out of their bondage.
God has started the process of freeing us from our bondage and how have we decided to thank Him? We complain during the entire process. We are exactly like the Israelites as they were being led out of 400 years of Egyptian bondage.
We complain all the way through it.
God has a plan for us to be free. Do yourself a huge favor. Don't complain about the way God is freeing you from your bondage.
Try trusting God more and yourself less. God knows exactly what it is we need in our lives and that you can take to the bank.
Think On These:
Some people would complain that the stepping stones to success have bruised their feet.
Don't pray for rain if you are going to complain about the mud.
Don't find fault with what you don't understand.
Gary A Serago.