“In this wilderness your bodies will fall–every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me.” Numbers 14:29
Moses had sent twelve spies into the land of Canaan to spy it out. They came back with a great report of bountiful crops, flowing waters, and plenty of land, but they also feared the people of the land. All, except two, said they could not take the land. They got the people to believe that it would be unwise to take the land.
At that point the people complained that God brought them up out of Egypt only to let them be killed in Canaan. Since they grumbled to God about what He was doing, God decided to destroy them. After Moses intervened, God chose to let them wander in the wilderness till the people over the age of twenty had died. None of the adults present would get to step into the land of Canaan.
People love to grumble and complain. There are some people who love it so much, that no matter how good something is, they will find something to complain about it. These people are pessimist. They love to see the negative side of everything, and will let everyone know it.
When there is a challenge in front of you on the path God has called you to, you must be willing to face it. As you face that challenge, you must remember that it was God who put you in that position. Since it was God who put you there, He is the one who will get you through that situation.
Complaining and grumbling will discourage yourself and others. It also shows a lack of trust in God. God is in absolute control of every event that occurs in your life. There is nothing great or small that happens that God is not aware of or does not allow to happen.
You must be willing to trust that God is in control. Don’t complain. It won’t do any good. God may listen to your complaining and put you on another path that will cause you to miss what you had coming.
Do not miss the Canaan land God is trying to bring you into because you chose to complain against God. Trust God and go forward in His strength.
I pray today that you will trust God’s leading; that you will not complain about the path you are on; and that you will allow God to lead you into your Canaan land as a victorious believer in Jesus.