In Hebrews 4:3, the author tells us what God did to the Israelites that spent their days complaining throughout the wilderness. He says, "For only we who believe can enter his rest. As for the others, God said, “In my anger, I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest,’ ” even though this rest has been ready since he made the world."
This is a sad state. Israel spent their time complaining about their plight, so God decided never to give them rest. Ouch! In Numbers chapters 11-21, we read of all the complaints these former slaves had against God, Moses, and his leaders, although God delivered them from slavery. They preferred to return to Egypt and enslave themselves instead of enduring a short journey into their promised land. It's incredible to think that their lips kept them from their promise.
Are you in a spiritual desert at this moment? Do you feel like God will never honor his promise? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you to turn your complaints into compliments, your protest into praise! As long as you keep murmuring, your journey will lengthen. If Israel would've gone through the wilderness with praise, they would've enjoyed the promised land within two weeks. But because they grumbled and complained, their generation journeyed for 40 years and never made it to their promised land.
Are you stuck? Don't stay stuck. Turn your protest into praise, and know that the time of testing is almost over!
This is how you live your NewWalk