Reading Numbers 11 today I saw that the Israelites struggled with something that I can struggle with too…complaining. They chose many things to be ticked off at God for. In this chapter, they were tired of eating the same thing every day and they were tired of their leadership.
God is none too happy with their attitude “So why were you not afraid to criticize my servant Moses?” I think He might ask me the same thing, “Lynn, why are not afraid to criticize….” You could fill in the blank with the administration, my kids, – whatever the flavor of the day happens to be. Like the Israelites, this type of attitude will bring anything but blessings on my life.
Contentment and a thankful heart is what He can bless; those are the attitudes that He can work with. When I look for the good that is all around me, it may not change those things that bring me frustration, but it will change me and that is what I need to be concerned with.
Look for ways to be thankful today. Jesus is wild for you and that is more than enough reason to be joyful!