Want some cheese to go with that whine?

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If you are reading this I have a mission for you. I want you to try to go just one day without complaining. I know it sounds easy, but I promise it won’t be as easy as it sounds. I recommend that you start tomorrow, because I think it will take you all week to go one full day without complaining about something. What’s the big deal though, it’s just complaining? The big deal is this, it gets on God’s nerves. God rescued the people of Israel from slavery, parted a sea so they could get away, led them day and night with His presence, AND gave them food every day from NOWHERE, and all the Israelites could do was whine and complain. At one point God was ready to just wipe them all out. Yeah, God was tired of it. Hard to imagine isn’t it? God blesses us with so much every day that sometimes we miss them, because there are so many of them. When its cold, we start complaining that its too cold or been cold for too long, but when it turns hot, all we wish for is how cold it used to be. When it rains and rains we complain that we don’t see the sun, but when it doesn’t rain we think back to the days we complained about. Its easy to find a reason to complain. They jump out because they are unpleasant. Its harder to find reasons to be grateful, but if you can start looking everything will change. You will see how great life really is and how small and few the things we don’t like really are. Did you know your eyes can only see what you are looking at? So, if you are looking for the good things in the world that is all you will be able to see. Charles told us last week that, according to statistics, the church as we know it will cease to exist in 30 years. You can either look at that and say “Well, I guess I’ll just ride this wave till it crashes,” or, you can say, “I look forward to making that statistic wrong.” Its up to you. Become the Target

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One thought on “Want some cheese to go with that whine?

  1. CaseRyan

    This came at the right time. I’m heading into finals week, and have been whining up and down about all the extra work I’ve been given in the meantime. I’m going to try and do this, but I think you’re right. It’s going to take a while to master it.

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