Philippians 2:13-14 “…it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing…”
As followers of Jesus, our actions matter. We’d be naïve to claim that they don’t. Faith is active. But Paul reminds us where our actions ought to flow from and what they ought to be for. The source of our transformed lives and actions is not our own tenacious effort, but the very work of God in us. The end goal of our transformed lives and actions is not a “model-citizen” award, but the glory of God and the carrying out of his ultimate purpose in the world. An attribute as little and practical as a lack of complaining is flowing from God and is for his glory.