If ever there was reason to complain, I'd like to think I had one this morning. But I was quickly reminded of what I had written yesterday and of what the precious Holy Spirit brought to my mind earlier last week ... Don't Complain! I was tempted to give in and do it anyway, thinking "After the morning I've had, why not tell someone about it? After all, I have that right." But then I thought "To what end?" Would my words of complaint glorify God? Would they edify the one I was lashing out to? No. A thousand times No. And I don't have the 'right' to groan and moan and complain either.
As Christians we sometimes think we are 'owed' something ... recognition, honor, thanks, whatever it might be. Truth be told we are the debtors and aren't owed a thing. While these things may be good and right at the proper time, we aren't to expect them if we're serving for one purpose only ... the glory of God. What we do should reflect Him and what He's done in our lives. We are but servants of the Most High God and we didn't put ourselves there, He did. We have the honor of being called His friend and not because of something spectacular that we've done ... again, because of Him. While we were dead in trespasses and sin, He loved us. He brought us from death to life and all we are, all we have, is due to His mercy and grace to undeserving sinners.
So, rather than tell anyone but God about my morning (He knew before I got up this morning what it would be like), I will pray and trust Him to work all things out for my good and His glory. I am so thankful we serve a loving God who doesn't leave us to our failings and shortcomings. I am so thankful He will get me safely Home and will teach me valuable lessons along the way.
"In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
I Thessalonians 5:18.