I don’t know of any human that doesn’t like to experience blessing. With that said… Do you feel like you’ve been a little short-changed in the “Blessing” category? If you do, take heart… You’re not the only child of the living God who has ever felt overlooked. Let me also assure you that, as much as you may feel disregarded, you’re not. The truth is, nobody wants to experience blessing more than our Father in Heaven wants to bestow His blessing upon us. So, with that you might ask… “Well then what’s the deal”? Why do I still feel invisible??!!
First of all, let me go ahead and write a disclaimer… This post in no way, shape, nor form is going to give you THE answer to that question but I do believe I’ll be able to offer some ideas for you to ponder.
Before we try to tackle a diagnosis, let’s check our perspective. More often than not, when we refer to “Blessing”, we speak of things that feed our flesh, not our spirit. For instance, financial relief, good health, success, relationships, etc… Then reason I wanted to shine some light on that first is to remind each and every one of us that, if we’ve accepted Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation, we’ve received more blessing than we could ever deserve. So, in reality our blessing meter is pegged. If we never are the recipient of another blessing, the security of our soul for all eternity and the fact that all which belongs to Jesus belongs to us as well should serve to satisfy the void that we feel we might have.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7
Now that we’ve established that, I’d like to throw an idea on the table. I think we would all agree that our Heavenly Father has a unique plan for each and every one of His children. With that in mind, God has prepared, from the foundations of the world, His place for you. I can tell you from experience, when you are not living in the midst of His will for your life you will not experience the joy you could potentially enjoy. The truth is, in order for you to be blessed you have to be aligned with Him in order to receive it. In the event that you are out of God’s will for your life, you can not expect to receive His stamp of approval. What kind of parent rewards his child for not being who he or she was raised to be? You might have to move in order to realize that blessing you’re longing for. What kind of love for His child would God display if He blessed those who weren’t where He longed for them to be? It’s our nature to stay where the blessing flows. He loves you too much to play a part in your staying in a place that would be considered less than what He desires for you, which just happens to be more than we can fathom.
Consider this… the absence of what you would deem to be a blessing may actually be God’s blessing for you. It could very well be that He’s trying to nudge you in the right direction by causing you to feel a vacant.
My advice to you would be to talk to your Father. Ask Him to reveal His direction for you and go where He leads… ASAP! One of the attributes of God is that He’s long suffering. He isn’t pressured by time because from where He sits… It doesn’t exist!
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