Man, the Lord slapped me with this one today!! Today I had to have dental work done, and the total out of pocket for me was $250, and then I had to get Latrell's prescription filled, and that was $20. So needless to say, by the end of the day I was complaining about all this money I had to pay. And then I started to complain to one of my friends "every time I get some extra money I have to spend it on something". And then I called a family member and complained to them about it (because telling just one person wasn't enough for me). :-) Well, that family member got me in check real quick. And she said to me "did you know I don't have any medical insurance, and how much it would have cost me out of pocket to do what you had to do today with insurance?" That smacked me in the face really hard!!
Here I am complaining about my co-pay, and there are people in the world that don't have insurance, and can't afford to have procedures done! I had to repent to the Lord after I got off the phone with her, and I had to thank Him for even allowing me to be able to afford to PAY the out of pocket expense.
Can anyone relate to this? It may have nothing to do with money, maybe there's something else you are complaining about, you might be complaining about the job, when there are thousands and thousands of people without work today. Maybe you are complaining about your spouse or children, and there are thousands of people praying for spouses and or children.
If this is you, please repent now, ask God to forgive you for your grumbling and complaining. And then thank Him, and be grateful for His gifts of life, family, food, health, work and friends.
I have faith in you!! I know you can do this!! We'll do it together!!