“How long would I look at God and say “no thank you, this isn’t what I imagined so your blessing isn’t good enough?”
I sat and thought about all the times I was potentially blocking a blessing due to my refusal to accept something or someone that was out of the ordinary for me. Very often I dance with procrastination. Very often I dance with the idea that if it looks unfamiliar or is unfamiliar than it isn’t for me. For the first time I considered my inability to step out of my comfort zone to be an enabler. It was teaching me to reject the unfamiliar. It was teaching me to be uncomfortable with what I deemed to be different. It was teaching me that my shallow beliefs was more important that my heart and life fulfillment.
How long would I lie to myself? How long would I live my life rejecting happiness because it wasn’t packaged the way I envisioned it? How long would I look at God and say “no thank you, this isn’t what I imagined so your blessing isn’t good enough?” How long would it be before I was living each day with discontentment because I couldn’t let go of what I wanted in order to embrace what I possibly needed? The thing about life is, we never truly know God’s plan. We never truly know all of what is good for us because our inability to embrace the unknown has left us so unwilling to explore new possibilities. Sometimes we let our own selfish beliefs stand in the way. Sometimes we are far too prideful to admit that we may be wrong. Sometimes what seems to out of the ordinary is God’s way of proving to us that blessings aren’t always here to give us what we want. Blessings will not always come how we asked or envisioned them to. The real question is, when they come, will we continue to allow our comfortably with certain situations or beliefs to reject the unfamiliar?
“True happiness means no stipulations, no contingencies, no conditions.”
Yes, at times the unknown and unfamiliar can be scary, but what if it is what we need to inspire us and set our soul a blaze in the best way? Sometimes we need to set ourselves free from being ignorantly attached to comfort. We have to realize when our comfortability is enabling us to say no to God’s blessings. We have to know when we’re reject things or people conditionally. True happiness means no stipulations, no contingencies, no conditions. It means accepting life blessings and loving all that comes our way for what/who they are, not for what you hoped they’d be. Because then we’d just be attaching ourselves to ideas, fantasies and characteristics, right? We wouldn’t truly be connected to the world unconditionally. It is time we learn the power of not rejecting things or people because they don’t live up to our fantasies. It’s time to stop letting our comfort zones dictate our lives. Often what we think are wise decisions and self-protection is living in denial because what life has brought our way is familiar. It’s the refusal to accept a blessing because it doesn’t fit our preconceived ideas of what our lives should look like.
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.