Welcome to the Complaints Department.
Welcome to the Complaints Department I need to get something off my chest.
Why is it that when people want to take a ‘FaceBook Sabbatical’ they always have to post about it?
No? Just me?
In case you’ve never experienced this, it goes something like this…
“Hey FB friends! I’m not going to be on FB for a whole month, so see ya!” followed by a picture of them waving – or something.
Well that’s nice, thanks for letting us all know…(yawn.) How interesting that you’ve used a Social Media App to let us all know that you’re NOT going to be using a Social Media App.
Oh the irony…
I wonder how many agonizing hours they spend staring at that little red notifications dot just waiting until their ‘Sabbatical’ holiday is over?
Complaining, we all do it.
Did you know it says in Philippians 2:14 to; ‘Do everything without complaining…’
(Sorry, I was complaining about that Bible verse.)
Moses and Aaron knew a thing or two about complaining.
That’s all some of the Israelites ever did.
In Exodus chapter 16 they hear the Israelites rant; “Why didn’t God let us die in comfort in Egypt where we had lamb stew and all the bread we could eat? You’ve brought us out into this wilderness to starve us to death, the whole company of Israel!”
Honestly, they had more issues than Vogue.
Before Moses and Aaron decided to set up the ‘complaints department’ tent in the desert they told the people of Israel,
“This evening you will know that it is God who brought you out of Egypt; and in the morning you will see the Glory of God. Yes, he’s listened to your complaints against him. You haven’t been complaining against us, you know, but against God.”
I’m going to tell you something now that will Blow. Your. Face. Off.
Did you know out of all the thousands of Israelites who came out of Egypt, only Joshua and Caleb entered the Promised Land?
How sobering is that thought?
God wasn’t going to let complainers into the Promised Land – Period.
He didn’t need those kinds of people who thought lamb stew, bread and slavery was better than living in the Land of Milk and Honey.
You see the biggest problem with the Israelites was that they were focusing on their lack instead of God’s blessings.
We can all raise our hand for that little revelation.
Maybe we should all be taking a ‘Sabbatical’ from complaining.
And the best way to do that is to count your blessings.
Calm your Farm.
And stop complaining!
Oh, and FYI
While writing this post I’ve been eating a large bar of Dairy Milk because I’m going to be taking a month ‘Sabbatical’ from chocolate.
But, I can’t promise that I won’t be checking the ‘notifications’ in the Supermarkets of any discounted chocolate bars…(wink.)
Like me, do you find Philippians 2:14 passage really hard to live out?
Let me know your thoughts.