Sunday, September 19, 2010

Feeling Blessed

It has been a while since I have blogged. I know, I am a slacker but, life has just been so overwhelming lately. That is not an excuse, I know, but here I am feeling very blessed!

I recently made a comment on my facebook, about a coach who made the following statement after a hard fought win. "We are is a God thing!" I thought it was cool that he did not attribute the win to luck but, instead chose to give credit to God.

Boy did some people blast me. I was accused of saying that the other team was godless! I was also told that people should not just throw that out there like that because it trivializes the "true" blessings.

This got me thinking about feeling blessed. What does it mean to feel blessed? I guess different people see it different ways.

I was in a horrific car accident on December 23, 2007. I survived with major injuries that I am still dealing with today. A friend of mine who was sitting right beside me did not survive. Do I feel blessed to be here? Why yes I do! Does this mean that my friend who died was not blessed? Absolutely not! She had been blessed with a beautiful family, a thriving business and a wonderful life. That day God knew that it was time to bring her home with him. Honestly, she is more blessed now than she ever was here on earth.

Every day that I wake up and I am allowed to spend one more day with my family is a blessed day. I give God the credit for my every blessing.

Now, do I think that God is going to answer a prayer about a win or loss in a ballgame? No, I don't and we would be very selfish to even expect it. Do I feel like that coach felt that he was blessed and felt that God was with him.......yes I do!

The gas gauge on my car is messed up and I never know when I am about out of gas. I can fill up and five minutes later my gas gauge will show I am empty. The other day it was doing that and I knew it had to be close to being empty. I said a little prayer and asked God to let me get to a gas station before the car ran out! I made it and I thanked God for allowing me to get there. I gave him the credit. Now, if I had run out gas would I have been angry with God? Of course not. There would have been a reason for him allowing it and I may have never known what that reason was. I am blessed!

I am blessed and thankful for the presence of God in my life every minute of every day. It is up to us to find those blessings no matter how small or how large they may be.

Just because a prayer or a blessing may seem small to others, that does not mean that it is not a blessing just the same. We need to look for our blessings and count them each and every day.

Our blessings may come in the form of a big win at a could be something as mundane as waking up and seeing a new could be something as big as being allowed to spend a few more days on this earth with family and friends. Regardless of the size or depth of our blessings, we need to count them every day and acknowledge that God is with us in everything we do.

Was his team more blessed than the other team? No, not really but, this coach still chose to give God the credit for being blessed. Is there anything wrong with that? I don't think so!

Count your blessings no matter how big or how small. It may seem trivial to some but, it should never be trivial to you!

Have a Blessed Day!!!

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