Before I started my new job recently, I remember a few months back, contemplating going back to my old workplace (the one that eliminated my position). I was so fed up with working for the temp agency, that I thought anything (especially the old thing) was better than what I was doing. I started complaining about my situation with the agency and tried to rational how my job prior to that one, wasn’t “so bad” compared to where I was. I didn’t realize it then, but I was sounding really foolish like the Israelites. There they were, once enslaved but delivered from Egypt, only to trek through the wilderness and not be satisfied with being freed and eating the very thing they requested from God, manna (meaning bread). Because they were so focused on the “long journey” and not the promised land, they were ready and willing to go back to being enslaved, because it was what they were familiar and comfortable with. In other words, they did fine by knowing what to expect, instead of living in expectancy.
Rather than me expect and look forward to my situation getting better, I was foolishly contemplating the idea of going back to “Egypt”, because I thought it was better there, not realizing better was on the way. I presume had I complained and been bitter as the Israelites for as long as they had, then I too, would probably have a longer stay in the wilderness. However, I know my stay is for a minute and not forever. Besides, I “demoed” my house two days ago, so I can’t go back there anyway. 😊
As difficult and detrimental as their situation was, some people will think that what they had before is better than the after, and I’m here to tell you, IT’S NOT! Just wait until you see it!
Until next time my NOTE takers!