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The End To Faultfinding
By Victoria Osteen - Aug 11, 2017

A faultfinder is defined as "a person given to harsh judgments and to finding faults." None of us want to wear that label, and none of us want to be around a faultfinder. But it's so easy to see what's wrong in a situation and what could be done better. It's so easy to see what's wrong with another person and how they could change for the better. Our natural minds tend to always gravitate to the negative, and it causes us to find fault.

Today, you're going to have many opportunities to find faults because there's no perfect friend, no perfect spouse and no perfect job. Life is filled with imperfections, so we can't escape the fact that there will be much to criticize. What I want to suggest is that rather than enter into faultfinding, we figure out a way to be the solution to problems and not complain about problems, but find a way to act properly when we feel negative.  

You can't stop all of the negative thoughts you have about people and situations, but you can stop giving those thoughts life by speaking them out. You can watch what you say by stepping back and reminding yourself that complaining only finds the worst in situations and never the best, and that speaking them out only makes things worse. Don't give it life! Don't ruin relationships and situations! You're never going to see the change you want by finding fault.

So what should you do? God says, "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 NIV). Let's keep our mouths closed, stay the course and be grateful to God. Let's not be faultfinders. Let's be those who pray and petition God for change with thanksgiving in our heart.

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