Missed Blessings

I spent most of my early adult years trying to do life on my own terms. Looking back, I see so many lost blessings; so many gifts from God that I rejected. Oh, I did thank God occasionally for an answered prayer or an unanticipated favor. At best, I had temporal faith. As long as I was getting what I thought I should have, I was grateful. But this is no way to live life. I was trying to be my own god.

Not even trying to understand what God was doing, I missed out on blessings He had for me. Until the day I turned my life around. I realized my temporary faith was fleeting on the best of days. God wants us all in. He wants to be the center of our life. Once I understood this and started talking to God, like He was my best friend, my heart started to change.

A couple of decades later, and I’m so grateful for the blessings I receive, every day. I have my trials like everyone else, but I’m never going to let another blessing skip by me. Be quick to listen; slow to speak. Be teachable; surrendered. It’s God’s gift to you. Don’t miss out.

James 1: 21 – “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”

Dianne Petrey