Managing Your Blessings
I have been very busy lately. Incredibly busy, actually. The last time I updated the website, I talked about a new venture and a new job I had gotten that was being blessed tremendously by the Lord. Months later, I know that I’ve made the right choice in continuing my career path in this direction. Still, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this website and other hobbies I’ve been slacking on since starting my new job, which brings me to the topic of this article.
When your blessings begin to overflow, how do you manage them all?
When I first started my new job, I was very nervous and I had a lot of worries over how I would perform. But then it became very clear that Christ was ordering my steps and I felt calm about the situation. Slowly, I saw the manifestation of my prayers. I was being elevated in my job in such a way that I knew it was Jesus Christ’s blessing. For a long time, everything was perfect. I had everything I could ever ask for but I couldn’t ignore the nagging in the back of my head.
Even in all of my blessings, I felt empty somehow. I realized that was because I had neglected my other duties. I was so overwhelmed by the sudden success I’d been granted by the Lord that I didn’t take the time to cultivate the blessings he had already given me—one of which being The Rebel Christian.
So… going back to my question… when your blessings begin to overflow, how do you manage them all?
The only advice I can give you comes from the Word of God: “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” Proverbs 16:3 KJV
First of all; make sure your blessing is a BLESSING and not a distraction.
Second; once you know it’s a blessing, give it over to God.
Just like the Word says, once you commit your work to the Lord, your thoughts will be established. Some versions of the Bible say your plans will be established. That means, when God is in control, it will be organized—no matter what.
Does that mean the blessings I received in my new job weren’t blessings?
No! Not at all… It means that I lost sight of the goal God had set before me. Being blessed in one area doesn’t give you permission to abandon another area just because—in your eyes—it isn’t as blessed. I will be the first to admit that I messed up and I shouldn’t have abandoned my duties for the excitement of fresh success. I wish I would have known then what I know now, but then… I wouldn’t be able to shine some light for you all. So even in my regret, I can share a testimony with you.
This is the scripture I should have prayed a long time ago…
“Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” Psalm 119:133 KJV
Do not let yourself slip away from the Will of God. Being blessed is a wonderful thing, don’t let the excitement of an answered prayer shift your goals.