“…do all things without complaining and disputing, 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…” Philippians 2:14–16 (NKJV)

In the first part of this article, we discussed the importance of looking for the best in your local church, not its faults. It’s important to remember that God doesn’t want us to complain about the church because it is the body of Christ. Complaining about your church is akin to complaining about yourself,  since you are part of the body you’re critiquing. Therefore, it’s important to refrain from such negativity. Just because others do it doesn’t make it right.

People who habitually complain about their church are operating from a place of gross ignorance and this is one of the reasons the Holy Spirit was given to us for guidance, so we should know better. Now, this is not to justify some of the things that go on in churches that are not right. However, we shouldn’t capitalize on that and use it to make other people’s faith fail. Rather we should turn it into a prayer point because only through prayers can some of these issues be fixed. 

Make a conscious decision to stop criticizing your church and focus on prayer instead. Remember, the church isn’t for perfect people in a perfect place; it’s for imperfect people who are being perfected, which includes you! Praise God!


If there is anything you have noticed in your church, pray about it and don’t find fault!


Father, I am grateful for this wonderful truth, I choose to intercede regarding any matter that needs intercession in the body, I refuse to complain or be a part of those who are complaining in Jesus name. Amen!

Categories: May 2024


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