30 Aug Dissatisfaction
“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. But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” – Numbers 11:4-6
Dissatisfied is what the Israelites were. Even though God had brought them out of oppression, and had been providing them with food to eat they still found a reason to complain. The Israelites dissatisfaction made their current situation worse, they lost sight of what God had already done for them and what He was doing for them, and it opened the door for them to be disobedient towards God and vulnerable to attacks from their enemies.
Just like God led the Israelites out of Egypt, He has probably led you out of a bad situation as well. It may have been a job that you did not like or a neighborhood that was not working out for you anymore. When this change happened, you were probably looking for immediate results. You may have thought that everything would be better than before, but as time goes by you begin to feel that your former decision was not the best decision.
Waiting in the desert for our next step can be a trying time. Dissatisfaction of our current condition can creep up and we start to lose sight as to why God has led us away from our previous condition. We begin to complain and think that we were better off in Egypt but if we were to go back there, nothing would change.
Do not get caught up in dissatisfaction. While you are waiting, start preparing yourself for the next task God has in store for you. Count your blessings and give God praise for leading you out of a bad situation and bringing you into something new. God is the only one who knows our beginning, middle and end, so remember that He knows best and will never lead you astray.
However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived
the things God has prepared for those who love him”
1 Corinthians 2:9