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Read the Bible

Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don’t complain.

Billy Graham

As we go through life, it is so easy to feel sorry for our lot in life, and to start complaining about how bad our life is. As I reflect on how God feels about complaining, I am quickly reminded that God destroyed complainers with fire in the book of Numbers. God does not like complainers and it took me many years to understand this. God also had a reminder for the Israelites, as they spent 40 years in the wilderness thinking about their complaining.

I now realize that a majority of my life was put on hold, as I continually talked about how bad my life was and why I did not get any breaks in life! Now, I am thankful for everything I have, and I am learning to understand that God’s best is always best for me. We are so much better off, than 90% of the people in the world, but yet we seem to complain all the time about wanting more things, as we believe more things and more opportunities will make us happy and give us complete joy. Our joy comes from God’s love, and He loves us just the way we are. Keep an attitude of thanks, and complaining will be a thing of the past!

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