Complaining and griping characterized Roger’s life in the Navy. His addiction to alcohol was making a mess of his life. After a car accident, God got his attention and he trusted Christ for his salvation. However, he was a new believer and was not growing. It seemed like he and everyone on the ship were unhappy about something. It was either their job, the food, the conditions, the fellow sailors, and many other things. Roger would complain and gripe about everything. To help him, someone shared verses from the Bible about not complaining.
After going over the Scripture and applying it in his life, his gratitude produced growth and love for God, which was amazing. It was a delight to see him grow.
Complaining was stunting his growth.