LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 1 COR 10:10 (Amp)
"And do not murmur [in unwarranted discontent], as some of them did—and were destroyed by the ]destroyer".
10 POWERFUL KEYS WHEN YOU ARE TEMPTED TO MURMUR AND COMPLAIN.
1.Faith -Deliberately choose to step up your faith higher . Faith will help you to see from above what God is doing and not the facts beneath. Remember what Jesus said about the Holy Spirit in the book of John 16:13(NASB) He can only show you things to come in that issue you are facing , when you connect to God with your faith But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come."..
2.His Will - Be sharp and discern that God again is giving you an opportunity to grow in your faith ,so you can connect by faith to His will and not your flesh .Key - when your faith is connected to His will , the impossible becomes possible . Simply for one reason , found in the book of Heb 11:6(NLT)"And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him."
3.Hold your peace - you will never hear God speak when you choose to complain and murmur in any given situation. peace invites His presence into your situation . And when His presence comes into any situation, He simply quickens in your spirit what to do and when it is done , your situation becomes a testimony . Amen.Isaiah 30:21(NLT)"Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, "This is the way you should go," whether to the right or to the left."
4.Encourage yourself - you see , if David had murmured and complained when his wives and children were taken away by the Amalekites , he would have missed it and he would not have heard from God ."hmmm".So what did he do ? bible says " but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God" 1 Sam 30:6b . Encourage yourself from scriptures , pray . amen.
5.Appreciate Him - This has nothing to do with your feelings . it is a deliberate spiritual action . putting His will first before your feelings . And when His will is done , your obedience has being set in motion for your deliverance . Joel 2:32"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call."
6.Time to unlock Gal 5:22,23 - I call it the secret weapons of a believer . There is no way you will apply love that it won,t work for you . There is no way you would apply the spirit of joy that it won't work for you . temperance (self control) . see how that verse of scripture Gal 5:23 ends "against such there is no law" . it becomes impossible for your flesh "carnal nature" to hold you down in captivity , when you apply the nine weapons of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.James 1:2 (NLT)"Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy."
7.Be full of joy - It is what you are full of , that usually come out from within , when faced with a challenge or trial .And when His word (joy) is in you , there is no way you will not encounter your own joy too (answers to prayers ) John 15:11(NLT)" have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!"
8.Prayer - Scripture says to turn our murmuring and complaining into prayer with thanksgiving.phil 4:6 (Msg)"Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns". .At times when we get hit hard by a challenge or trial , still choose to hold your peace and turn it into prayer . Matt 21:22(NLT)"You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it."
9.The opportunity - Satan will never have you do good to anyone , especially when you are faced with a crises or challenge . Listen , that is the time ! Look out for the opportunity when it presents itself and lock unto it by faith .Psalm 37:1,3(Amp)"Do not worry because of evildoers,
Nor be envious toward wrongdoers; trust [rely on and have confidence] in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and feed [securely] on His faithfulness."
10.The Holy Spirit - At any point in time , always remember He is your comforter and strenghtner. He is always there to comfort you. Always!Whenever we deliberately choose not to complain or murmur.Hear this one from the book of 2 Cor 1:4(Amp)"who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
Complain quote :
Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses. ~Proverb
Prayer : Father the grace never to complain in the midst of my trial , let that grace come upon me now in the name of Jesus , Amen.
Have a blessed weekend . Love you