Now to The Reason's Why Some People
Here are a few reason's why:
They don't get their way
They want something someone else has
They didn't get the kind of food they thought
They got phone calls all day
They get mad and start complaining when someone
isn't where they said they would be at a certain time
They had so much to do, they just are not
having a good day
They don't like what the government does or how
things are being ran
They got caught in traffic and didn't feel like
sitting there waiting
They don't feel like putting up with slow lines
at the grocery store, drug stores etc
They don't like something, someone bought for
That's just a small list of the complaining that people do.....
Let's read what the Bible says and how we can control "our
complaining" and make God happy with us!
RESPONSE TO STRESS
It happened again. As the Israelites encountered danger, shortages, and
inconvenience, they complained bitterly and longed to be back in Egypt. But as
always, God provided for their needs. Difficult circumstances often lead to stress,
and complaining is a natural response.
The Israelites didn’t really want to be back in Egypt; they just
wanted life to get a little easier. In the pressure of the moment, they could not
focus on the cause of their stress (in this case, lack of trust in God); they could
only think about the quickest way of escape.
When pressure comes your way, resist the temptation to make a quick
escape. Instead, focus on God’s power and wisdom to help you deal with the cause of
BIBLE READING: Exodus 16:1-10
KEY BIBLE VERSE: There, too, the whole community of
Israel spoke bitterly against Moses and Aaron. (Exodus 16:2)
BIBLE READING: Numbers 11:1-17
KEY BIBLE VERSE: And Moses said to the LORD, “Why are you treating me, your servant, so miserably? What did I do to
deserve the burden of a people like this?” (Numbers 11:11)
COMPLAINING TO GOD
The Israelites complained, and then Moses complained. But God responded positively
to Moses and negatively to the rest of the people. Why?
The people complained to one another, and nothing was accomplished.
Moses took his complaint to God, who could solve any problem. Many of us are good
at complaining to each other. We need to learn to take our problems to the one who
can do something about them.
Dissatisfaction comes when our attention shifts from what we have to
what we don’t have. The people of Israel didn’t seem to notice what God was doing
for them-setting them free, making them a nation, giving them a new land—because
they were so wrapped up in what God wasn’t doing for them.
They could think of nothing but the delicious Egyptian food they had
left behind. Somehow they forgot that the brutal whip of Egyptian slavery was the
cost of eating that food. Before we judge the Israelites too harshly, it’s helpful
to think about what occupies our attention most of the time.
Are we grateful for what God has given us, or are we always thinking
about what we would like to have? We should not allow our unfulfilled desires to
cause us to forget God’s gifts of life, food, health, work, and friends.
LACK OF TRUST IN GOD
Every morning the Israelites drew back their tent doors and
witnessed a miracle. Covering the ground was white, fluffy manna—food from heaven.
But soon that wasn’t enough. Feeling it was their right to have more, they forgot
what they already had. They didn’t ask God to fill their need; instead they
demanded meat, and they stopped trusting God to care for them.
“Oh, for some meat!” they complained to
Moses as they reminisced about the good food they had in Egypt. God gave them what
they asked for, but they paid dearly for it when a plague struck the camp
Numbers 11:18-20, 31-34
When you ask God for something, he may grant your request. But if
you approach him with a sinful attitude, getting what you want may prove
RESULTS OF COMPLAINING
BIBLE READING: Philippians 2:12-18
KEY BIBLE VERSE: In everything you do, stay away from
complaining and arguing. Philippians 2:14
Why are complaining and arguing so harmful? If all that people know about a church
is that its members constantly argue, complain, and gossip, they get a false
impression of Christ and the gospel. Belief in Christ should unite those who trust
If the people in your church are always complaining and arguing, it
lacks the unifying power of Jesus Christ.
Stop arguing with other Christians or complaining about people and
conditions within the church and let the world see Christ. Our life should be
characterized by moral purity, patience, and peacefulness, so that we will
“shine brightly” in a dark and perverse world. A transformed life is an
effective witness to the power of God’s Word.
Are you shining brightly, or are you clouded by complaints and
arguing? Shine out for God.