Numbers 11:4-5 Not Seeing What You Have

“The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost–also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.” Numbers 11:4-5

God had been providing manna miraculously from heaven for the Israelites to eat. After eating this for some time, a group of people started complaining about eating the same thing every day. They wanted the food they had in Egypt. This got the all of the people to started wailing about the lack of food.

When God had finally removed the Israelites from Egypt the people were extremely glad. They were glad to be out from under the heavy hand of slavery, they now had their own freedom. As time went along, they forgot about the hardships of slavery and only remembered the food they had there.

People today do the same thing. God has pulled many people out of a very troubling situation. Then people start to complain about where they are at and want to look back at what they once had.

The challenge is in how you look at what you have. If you look at it as the Israelites did, it will be just the same old stuff over and over, again and again. You will quickly become discontent. You will no longer see God’s miraculous hand of provision in your life.

No matter what you have in your life, there is always something better that you had in your past, and something more that you would like, if you are not content in Jesus alone.

Where do you find your joy and satisfaction? Is it in the Lord Jesus? Or is it in things of this world?

Keep your eyes and life focused on Jesus and His desire for your life. Allow yourself to be content with what He has for you today.

Do not look back at what was yesterday…God is bringing you on to bigger and better things, but there is a process, a journey to get there. God is providing for you today. Do you see His hand of provision? Or do you see it as He is denying you something?

I pray today that God will open your eyes to what He has for you; that you will see God’s provision for your life; that you will be content in following God and what He has for you; and that you will not look back or to other things/people for your contentment and provision.


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