“Do all things without complaining and disputing.” Philippians 2:14 The cancer of a complaining spirit can undermine the spiritual and emotional health of an individual and can infect an entire group. This can result in discontent, frustration, and even rebellion. Moses heard griping among God’s people a mere 3 days after leading them from slavery into freedom (Exodus 15:24). Centuries later, Samuel felt the weight of griping as he sought to represent God to his generation (I Samuel 8:4-9). A complaining spirit can destroy the effectiveness of a church too. We need to avoid a complaining spirit when serving Christ. Instead, rejoice and thank God for all He has done. When you feel like griping, start counting your blessings.