The Danger of Complaining
Updated: Aug 1, 2019
Did you know the spirit of complaint displeases God? The people Israel complained so much about what they didnt have, how limited the food and water supply was, and alluded to the fact they only had manna to eat. They were grumbling over their hard life. When God heard their constant complaints, His anger arose and He sent a consuming fire to evade on the outskirts of the camp. The people of Israel immediately cried out for help to Moses. After hearing their complaints, Moses interceded earnestly to God, and the fire stopped. They named the place Taberah, which is translated to Blaze because fire from God had blazed up against them (Numbers 11:1-3).
1. How do you respond when life gets hard for you?
2. Do you complain like the Children of Israel?
3. Are you grateful for what God has blessed you with?
4. Do you pray to God with an attitude about why He hasn't moved in your situation?
5. Do you have an expectation that God will bless you at the right time?
6. Do you fret that you don't deserve to receive blessings?
Key Principle: God evaluates our attitude under two circumstances:
1. When you are extremely blessed with an overflow. Do you look down on others or share your blessings?
2. When you have hit rock bottom? Do you carry an attitude of ungratefulness or thank God in contentment?
Today, I encourage you to always be grateful, in everything give thanks because it is the will of Christ Jesus for you, I Thessalonians 5:18. The spirit of complaint robs you from the peace of contentment because things can always be a lot worst (Philippians 4:10-11).
Peace and Blessings,
Founder and Executive Director
On Time Breakthrough Ministries, Inc.