another common complainer is the “martyr” and moses is a great example and the martyr’s favorite phrase is “no one appreciates me.” no one appreciates me.
look at numbers 11.11-15 (lb), moses said to the LORD, “why pick on me, to give the burden of a people like this? i can’t carry this nation by myself! if YOU’re going to treat me like this, please kill me right now -- it will be a kindness! let me out of this impossible situation!”
a martyr. folks, these people are pros at having pity parties. when they are sick or under pressure they want everybody to know about it. “oh i feel so bad.”
it’s like the hypochondriac who put on his tombstone, “i told you i was sick.”
moses the whiner. come just kill me. life is tough. it would be a kindness for you to just knock me off.
so how do you react when you don’t get your way? do you mount a complaining campaign? and you whine and fuss and argue and debate…but mom, but dad. the martyr.
just a thought from the front porch…