whine with cheese

Are you a whiner?  Do you have this nasal complaing cry of discontent or annoyance or peevishness?  To my dismay, I must admit that I can whine with the best of ’em.

How many times do we whine when it comes to God?   When we don’t get want we want when we want it.  When we don’t know what God is doing.  When we want to see change.  When we want other people or a situation to change.

Annoyed.  Discontented.

Then we, or at least I, tend to wallow.  And then comes the cheese.  The root of the word cheese means to ferment or sour.  Can you see where this is headed?  Wallow.  Whine.  Ferment.  Sour.

Could it be that when we allow ourselves to whine, to have that cry of discontent, it leads us to wallow which then leads our attitudes to become sour?  Cheese.

That’s right.  A nice, full-bodied whine with some strong, pungent cheese.  Sounds delish, right?

Oh, friends.  I have snacked and ate from that menu too many times in my life.

self-indulgent.  self-satisfying.  Nothing good comes from this.

What can we do to get past this – to get out of our funk?

Gratitude, my friends.  Having a heart of thanks for what God has provided and His constant presence in our lives redirects our focus from us to Him.

And then before you know it, and without you having anything to do with it…those who got off-track will get back on-track, and complainers and whiners learn gratitude. ~Isaiah 29: 21,24(MSG)

Do you want to get back on-track?  I do.

grace.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. karocks836
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 18:14:39

    me too…

    Reply

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