Q: At the office, I do more than my share of the work. Some of the others workers aren’t carrying their fair share. Should I say something to our office manager about it?

A: The world is brimming over with whiners and complainers. Don’t be one of them. Whether others do what they are supposed to do is not your concern and whether your office manager makes others do their fair share is his job, not yours.

Whining about the amount of work others are doing will steal your inner peace and happiness. The Bible instructs God’s children to “do everything without complaining or arguing” (Phil. 2; 14).

You must make the choice to live without complaining. Granted, it isn’t easy to do so, but by the presence of the Holy Spirit living in a believer, one can live without grumbling.

By willingly doing all the work in your office you can, you become a breath of fresh air to your fellow employees and your boss. Your attitude will affect your relationship with those around you. They will realize your hard work and pleasant disposition are things they desperately long for. You will shine like a star (Phil. 2:16).

If it is hard for you to do your work without complaining and your life is filled with bitterness in general, let Christ make you into a new person from the inside out. Turn from your self-centeredness and place your faith in Jesus as your Savior and Lord. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 Cor. 5:17).