Is unfortunate how we can get too familiar with a blessing we prayed years for,to a point where we begin to complain or mishandle it. Irrespective of what you are going through now,the same zeal and thirst you used in desiring for a particular blessing should be used to appreciate and value that blessing at all times. Proverbs 10: 22 “The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow.
Sometimes, God has to intentionally delay the answers to our prayers, so He can take us through the processes of being a good steward of a greater blessing. Based on your unfaithfulness with previous blessing, God can decide to put your next blessing on hold till He thinks you are ready to handle it.
Luke 16 :10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities”.
God will first of all,nuture you by giving you wisdom, grace and spiritual qualities, so you can be mature enough to handle and cherish every moment of that blessing you are looking for.
Be reminded that: the blessings you are taking for granted is someone’s fasting and prayer topic, it is the heartfelt desire of someone’s who is more deserving than you. So having that blessing should be a privilege and should be celebrated and honored each minute.
Christians should be mindful of using our blessings as an excuse for why our God’s giving assignments and duties for the kingdom of God cannot be accomplished. Our blessings are supposed to be a testimony that will compliment us and encourage others but not to compete with the things of God.
We should also see to it that our blessings does not take us away from the presence of God, may we not grow cold and dry and eventually backslide because of our blessings, be on guard because the devil can use your blessing as an opportunity to lure you into taking compromising decisions, till you become a lukewarm Christian and eventually backslide Be reminded
Today, search deep in your heart, what blessing are you so familiar with, that you are taking for granted? Is it your business, marriage, children, ministry, good health etc.? Instead of complaining, thank God for the opportunity and blessings to be a steward of every blessing you have. The seemingly challenging part of you blessing doesn’t make it a curse but rather pray for grace, strength, anointing and wisdom to become a good steward.
Repent and renew your mind about a blessing you have taken for granted, begin to place value on as you prepare yourself physically and spiritually for a bigger blessing. If you say, it is the doing of the Lord, then it should be marvelous in your eyes every second.
Thank you, Father Lord, for your blessings and love for me. Father, I pray you forgive me for all you blessings and opportunities I have taken for granted and I pray for grace, strength, anointing and wisdom to become a good steward of all your blessings, in Jesus name AMEN.