As a child, I assumed that being blessed meant that somebody had an easy life. That everything worked out smoothly and at the right time for that “blessed” individual.
The Bible, however, defines blessed differently.
It is easy to think that being blessed has something to do with wanting only good things to happen. Being blessed certainly is a positive thing, and it is something we should all want. But being “blessed” means being in a relationship with God. Being in the right relationship with God.
God called Abraham blessed. Not because Abraham had an easy life but because Abraham was in the right relationship with God. Abraham was in tune with God’s will for his life and was making a great effort to be obedient in all circumstances. Even when things didn’t go well. Even when He didn’t see the next step, clearly. Even when He and his wife had to wait years and years for a child they longed for so much.
Do you feel blessed when you are struggling? I Don’t! Many times I wish I didn’t have to walk through certain situations or face many difficulties but I also want to be obedient to God. Learn from those situations, become stronger and later go out and come along side those that are going through similar things I have gone through. Because at some point when I was struggling someone else did that for me!
Now it’s your turn! I’d love to hear from you.
How do you define the word “blessed?” What does it mean to you to be blessed? Please leave your comment below!
I encourage you to live today and every day on purpose with courage and authentically. I am cheering for you!!
with all my love,