Are you a complainer? Maybe you don’t notice it, but most of us have a nasty habit of whining when things don’t go our way. If you don’t complain externally, what about in your heart? Maybe you find yourself struggling with a negative attitude, which is a version of complaining.
The Israelites were God’s chosen people, a people God showed His great love to over and over again. He miraculously rescued them from oppression and slavery at the hands of the Egyptians, and providentially provided for His people in every step as they traveled to the Promised Land.
Yet, they complained. They even went so far as to say that they want to go back to Egypt—the land where for hundreds of years, they suffered at the hands of their captors. Can you imagine how this grieved the Lord’s heart?
We can be just like the Israelites. Complaining, whining, or grumbling demonstrates a lack of trust in the Lord. It is evidence that we think we know better than He does and that we think our perspective is best.
In Philippians 2:14-16, Paul commands us as believers to do EVERYTHING without complaining because it sets us apart from the World. Trusting Him is one of the greatest ways we can worship and love the Lord. Ask the Lord today to change your complaining to worship, even when it’s challenging.