Can anyone else identify with Numbers 11:10 Moses heard the whining, all those families whining in front of their tents. God's anger blazed up. Moses saw that things were in a bad way. 11 -15 Moses said to God, "Why are you treating me this way? What did I ever do to you to deserve this? Did I conceive them? Was I their mother? So why dump the responsibility of this people on me? Why tell me to carry them around like a nursing mother, carry them all the way to the land you promised to their ancestors? Where am I supposed to get meat for all these people who are whining to me, 'Give us meat; we want meat.' I can't do this by myself—it's too much, all these people. If this is how you intend to treat me, do me a favor and kill me. I've seen enough; I've had enough. Let me out of here."
If you've experienced similar emotions at one time or another, was it caused by family (spouse, a 2 year old, teens, a MOTHER IN LAW) or coworkers/boss? Sometimes when we say the I've had enough thing, get me out of here, I did not sign up for this God (I really told God I didn't sign up for something when 2 people in a pastoral care ministry were fighting with one another and each called me to describe in vivid detail what they said to one another and what they thought of one another.). None of what they said or thought was Christ like, but guess what, neither was my reaction when I went to God over it. For a few days, I did not ask Him to give me the words to say or ask Him to place an angel on my lips if I were to remain silent. I did not pray for each woman to die to self, forgive, and walk in love and holiness. But I certainly whined to God for a week or so. Theses 2 women were whining, murmuring and complaining, but so was I as I told God what I thought. I was not quiet and did not listen to Him - in fact I didn't let Him talk for nearly a week.
We are human just like the Israelites, we will murmur and complain and whine upon occasion, but we must remember how God feels about and repent quickly. We must ask forgiveness for our words and the attitudes of our heart concerning what ever situation brought on the whining.
I pray our words are Christ like and our hearts are filled with His love and we pour out His love in every situation of our lives. Remember seasons change...Joy comes, don't get bogged down 1/2 way to the Promised Land. Ask for prayer when you need it and stay in the Word.