Not all blessings come neatly wrapped served on a silver platter. Some are unrecognizable and, at times, seem more like curses. How many blessings have we bypassed because they didn’t come in the “right” packaging? Or how many have we overlooked because we misjudged or didn’t like the person delivering it? It’s going to take faith to see—when the blessing is unrecognizable.
Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you (Psalm 84:12, NIV).
It’s not our call to tell God how and when to bless us.
The story of Joseph is a perfect illustration of how some blessings can be unrecognizable. Thrown into a pit and sold into slavery by his brothers would not have been viewed as a blessing. Even though his brothers had evil intentions, God used their wickedness to bless a nation. Joseph played a crucial role in Israel’s history. See Genesis 37-50 for Joseph’s story.
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives (Genesis 50:20, NIV).
What blessings could you be overlooking?
Most of my writings come from my life experiences, and this one is no exception. One day the Holy Spirit told me to look for Him, especially in the small things He will do throughout that day. When evening came, I replayed my day and realized all the unrecognizable blessings that I would have missed if I had not paid attention. I ended up making a sign so I’ll never forget in the future to:
Look for Me today!
If you are in a troublesome situation, Romans 8:28 says that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
Therefore, there’s no need for those in Christ to spend all their time focusing on problems; instead, pray for insight and wisdom to recognize unrecognizable blessings.
Recognizable or not, God will bless us as He pleases.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you
(1 Thessalonians 518).
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