Thankful for another year, and another blessing. Thankful to be able to wake up to smell the air, whether the air is polluted or not, another morning to wake up in a bed, whether its a hotel, bedroom, or hostel, thankful to eat, whether its chicken, steak, or just a few wings.
Most importantly, I think back to why August 20th, 1989 at 5:47 am was an important for me. My mother had a thyroid tumor growing inside of her while I was trying to into existence. The tumor could have caused an early birth, with me weighing one pound, or even lead to me being dead before arrival. The fact that I was born was a blessing in itself. My life has been blessed from Day One, and I can’t even front about that.
I turned 21 yesterday, but its deeper than that. I was granted another year of life. Yea, I can drink now, and that is cool and all, but I’m missing the true importance of my birthday if I don’t recognize God in the picture. I could have been dead. I could have had no impact to anyone. I could not even be a name in existence, but God has a plan for my life and spared me from death at day one. I have been anointed for a purpose that I have to grow into.
My story can also translate to your life. Yea bills are high, and we all have had a bad relationship(s), and there are some people who are given priority over others and its unfair, and we can be on this paper chase, but honestly our lives have so many blessings that we have no reason to be mad. There are people who wish to be in our shoes, and not only that God blesses us with riches we undervalue.
Not everyone is gonna make a million dollars; God didn’t speak that into existence for everyone, but you don’t need a million to be happy. When you invest in someone else’s life, you get a blessing back in return. Story in the bible speaks of a heathen woman who wanted to wash Jesus’ feet. Jesus let her. The disciplines became mad, and asked “why would you let her do that? she is bad company!” Jesus became indignant, and said “if you will not let someone do this, you have no right into the kingdom of heaven”. I summarized, but the deepest thing about that is what Jesus was saying is that if you don’t share even the small blessing you get, you will not be in receiving of any blessing. Because God won’t see you as a good steward of that blessing.
And yet, God’s grace loves us so much that he blesses us continually. AND WE STILL FORGET AND DON’T EVEN WANT TO SHARE. Its a bad look for mankind, but the coolest thing is……
YOU CAN SHARE YOUR BLESSING STARTING TODAY!
Its not even ABOUT what happened in the past! The past is what happened in the past. There are repercussions to every bad decision, choice, or occurrence, but you can start today to make the future brighter than your past successes. When we stop being daring, and we stop living for an exciting future because we mentally mind block ourselves from past failures, we have mentally crutch our unlimited possibilities.
So look back on just a little blessing you have, be thankful to God, READ THE BIBLE (it actually has stories that shouldn’t be used a history book, but a book of understanding and much wisdom and STILL APPLICABLE to our lives years and year and years later: its The Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth and don’t forget that) and APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE, and seek happiness through relationship, Love, trust, faith, but the most important of these Love (1 Cor 13: last verse), and take control of tomorrow by not letting the past affect what you can do today!
Ill jump off a cliff, with a plan to land safely
Ill jump off an airplane, with a plan to utilize a parachute
Ill bungee jump, with a plan to understand where the limit is for the rope
Ill do what it takes to live for God who promises happiness and peace, if I read his word and understand what I NEED to do in order to be in fulfillment with his promises!