In this digital era, people could easily share things that are going on in their life through social media, such as Instagram. With this technology, many take it as an opportunity to show off how beautiful their life is, starting from sharing their high-end clothing, accessories to luxury cars. Not few people wonder on how blessed those guys are and think that those guys are more blessed that them. This sort of mindset is very common nowadays that many christians follows God merely for being blessed (materially), but is it correct to use material possessions as a measurement on how blessed a person is?
While it is true that God could bless us with wealth, that is not always the case. There is no mentioned anywhere in the Bible that He promises wealth for having enough faith. One thing to remember: Jesus and His disciples are not rich people. Therefore, it can be clearly seen that not having tons of money doesn’t mean the person is not blessed, so let’s take a look on other form of blessing.
“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
The verse above mention that there is other type of blessing: spiritual blessings! Firstly, by having faith in Christ, He forgive our sins, so that we do not have to live under the burden of guilt. God also blesses us with new life, both in this world and also Eternal life. As our status as Children of God, we also deserve a blessing of inheritance (Ephesians 1:11-14).
Don’t forget that simple things like having a family, a person to love and be loved, being able to enjoy fresh air, etc. are also blessings that come from God!
If you look more closely into your life, you will realize that God blessed you in His own way!