Sometimes I feel like I am too blessed. I feel like I don’t deserve the blessings that have been given me. I know that I haven’t done anything to deserve these blessings and I will sometimes look for the other shoe to drop. The shoe that evens out all of the blessings. Why can’t I just be happy with the way things are going instead of looking over my shoulder for what might be approaching?
I guess all of this stems from seeing really good and deserving people go through sickness, financial, or marital issues. It would just seem to me that the way things are supposed to be is that those who are good and deserving should be rewarded and never have problems or troubles. I guess that is why “I” am not the one in charge. I would never have anyone in poverty and there would never be a child go hungry.
Instead, I probably throw away enough food per week to feed another person. I buy things intending to cook some new recipe with them and then I find them later already starting to go bad. If it is not something that my dog Lucy can eat then it goes in the garbage. How wasteful!
I have more clothing than I could ever need. Yes, I do wear it but you and I both know that I could get by with less clothing. I have a nice home, it is not a mansion or really fancy, but it is plenty big and roomy. It is a roof over my head and keeps me plenty warm even on the coldest nights. I am not rich but I don’t have to worry where my next meal is coming from. My children are all wonderful adults and I am so proud of each one of them. And, I have been blessed with 5 wonderful grandchildren that I would do anything for. I AM BLESSED!
The fire at Mountain Mission School this week changed my mindset. Instead of thinking that this was a disaster, I chose to think of it as a blessing in disguise. The building will get a much-needed renovation. The children will receive some new clothing and toiletries. The . period of time between now and finish will not be easy on anyone but the end result will be a huge blessing.
The Lord doesn’t always give us blessings in ways that we expect. Be sure to look for the hidden blessing, for the silver lining, and for the gift from the Lord. It might not be wrapped in a pretty little bow but it is from HIM and He gave it to you for a reason. It is up to you to figure out why.
Have a Bless Day!