Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3 NIV)
We’re all blessed in different ways. But what amazes me the most is that the people we consider to be more blessed than others are usually the ones who don’t see themselves that way. In fact, they’re the ones who often want what someone else has been blessed with and even when they do get it they’re still miserable. It’s sad, isn’t it? You look at them and think, Why would you possibly want that when you’ve been blessed with something better, and Why are you still unhappy? That’s when you realize that they’re simply not counting their blessings. So they compete with others who have learned to be thankful for what they already have.
I once heard someone say that if we’re not thankful for what we have, God isn’t going to bless us with what we don’t have. And isn’t that the truth? Getting more is just going to make us more ungrateful. The problem is not that we’re not blessed because we are all blessed. The real problem is that we have stopped counting our own blessings and started counting someone else’s. A few years ago, I was gifted a blessings jar which motivated me to count my blessings. At the end of each year, I would open it and look back with gratitude at the things God had blessed me with that year. Being thankful for what you have not only makes you more blessed, it also makes you a happier person. So count your blessings.