Complaining In The Wilderness

The people of Israel saw with their very own eyes the Power of God when He led them out of the land of Egypt. They did not remain faithful to His covenant. In their wilderness, their desires ran wild and they tested God’s patience. They became jealous of Moses and Aaron. They made a golden calf image to worship. They pleased their flesh and  became sexually impure. They refused to obey God while they grumbled and complained. This disobedience kept them from entering into the Promised Land God had for them.

If we’re in our own wilderness/dry season then God is testing us to see if we’re ready for our breakthrough. Are we complaining about what we’re going through verses trying to understand the lessons in our wilderness? Are we jealous of others trying to point out all their issues instead of seeking God to correct the issues in our own hearts? Are we impatient and going back to our old, bad habits thinking that our circumstances will change if we take matters into our own hands?

I speak of this because there may be someone who is loosing their focus while they’re in their wilderness/dry season. God is taking all of our words, thoughts, and actions into account while we are in the wilderness. I have had to personally repent of my issues while in my dry season because I started to take my focus off of God. He doesn’t bless our mess. His correction, discipline and pruning prepares us for our God-ordained assignment. Until next time, pray for me and I’ll pray for you.

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky

Philippians 2:14-15 NIV

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