Tiny Blessings

01 December 2012

Tiny Blessings [ tahy-nee bles-ings ]
noun
1. a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness to his children, considered to be a very small; minute; wee gift or favor because nothing is too BIG for God.

There was a time where I became so depressed because nothing seemed to be going right in my life. I was worried about purchasing a home, having my dream career, fixing my relationship with my father, and starting a family of my own. Focusing on these “BIG” things and their absence sent me into a disastrous depression. I felt like nothing good was happening to me - I felt like I had nothing to show for my life.

A friend of mine however told me about Mother Teresa and how she pledged to be faithful in the little things. The thing that had the largest impact on me in that statement was “little” things. I had spent so much time focused on the “BIG” things that I completely removed the significance of “little” things that were keeping me a float each day. Not to mention the fact that my obliviousness to the “little” things discredited the love that Christ has for me.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT) it says “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in ALL circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."

You see how the scripture says all circumstances?! Not some, not big, and not small….but all! However I think it’s a lot easier to give thanks when “BIG” things happen to us, it’s the “little” things that we sometimes fail to be thankful for.

That being said, I want to stay grateful for ALL the things God has done for me. I titled this section Tiny Blessings to keep record of His goodness towards me and to hold myself publicly accountable in making sure I always give him thanks….for even the tiniest blessing.

XOXO,
Charity

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