Murmuring and Complainingby Cynthia Jennings on March 13, 2019
You begin to murmur and complain but no one hears you because the murmuring and complaining is internal. You have a smile on your face and you continue to go about your day doing as you’ve always done including but not limited to supporting family and friends in words and deeds. But internally you are full of murmurs, no one audibly hears you but in the back of your mind you know God hears and sees all. The scripture that specifically talks about murmuring and complaining (Philippians 2:14) passes through your brain but is quickly overshadowed with more murmuring and complaining.
Does this sound like you? Well, at one point this was me!
In the midst of my murmuring and complaining I realized (The Holy Spirit revealed) the true meaning of the scripture Philippians 2:14. This scripture is telling us not to murmur and complain because God is working in us to will and to do for His purpose, meaning we must possess a heart of fear and trembling out of reverence and respect because we don’t know all the sacrifices required to complete God’s will. Although we may not like or agree with the sacrifices, they are needed because it is God who is producing the will and the do for us to be equipped to fulfill His purpose. Therefore, there is no need to murmur and complain about the difficult challenges in spite of how we feel about them because God is allowing challenges for our own good to purge things, thoughts, situations, and people (and in many cases self) who will be a hinderance or distraction to fulfilling His purpose.
So, when the enemy presents you with the internal and/or external spirit of murmuring and complaining due to what you perceive is not going your way boldly proclaim and remind the enemy that God has a purpose for you to fulfill. Remember, murmuring and complaining about the challenge will only delay your will for God’s purpose!
Pearlstoponder: God’s purpose should ALWAYS override our purpose and feelings!