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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Do I Want Cheese with my Whine?

“But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Luke 12:48

As Americans, we are so blessed.  We whine when we don’t get HD channels, when our TV’s aren’t gigantic in size, when our cell phones break or we have to use an ‘older’ model than we would like.  We whine about dinner being too cold, too spicy, too bland, too everything when there are so many who do without. We whine about not having the latest gadget, the best car, the coolest shoes…overall we whine!

Why are we so spoiled?  Why are we so selfish?  Maybe I shouldn't say 'we' and just say 'me'....

I am ashamed of my own entitled/spoiled mentality.  On a smaller, day- to -day scale, I am equally as guilty as about the more lavish things in life.  I whine about having to clean house when I should be thanking God for a house to clean.  I whine about doing laundry when I should be thankful I have more than one pair of clothes (or clothes at all).  I whine because I don’t know what to cook for dinner when I should thank God for having choices.  

I have been entrusted with so much, Lord, please forgive me!  I cannot believe how much I whine!  Thank You for blessing me despite my whining! 

“It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Do you have something you find yourself whining about repeatedly?  (I think laundry is my number one culprit!)  What are some things God has entrusted you with?  


  1. It worked! Hope others are not having difficulty posting??

  2. God entrusted to me a great job at a great company with some pretty amazing women as my co-workers. However, I find that I whine about them and the job often. Thanks for reminding me that I'm blessed to have a job, especially one like mine!

  3. You're welcome. I think we all need reminders to count our blessings! It's good to hear that God blessed you with a wonderful job, He is so good!