At the age of 26, I believed that I should at least already be close to getting an established life, if not fully reached it. Saving up for my retirement, starting up a business, or probably a candidate to becoming a manager in a workplace; travelling here and there, using my own car, paying up for my own house or maybe starting up a family…but evaluating myself, I am not even close to achieving any of these things.
I was nudged by the enemy to take a look at what my neighbor has, this made me compare the blessings they have with mine. I started to feel that I have nothing. I was so unsatisfied and became ungrateful. I worried too much about the uncertainties in life. The enemy fooled me that I will never achieve anything and that I will only have “some” in life.
It has been a struggle inside; I found it hard to grip on what the word “blessing” really means. I got blinded that the concept of being blessed is having all that I thought I needed to be complete. I felt like I haven’t been practically blessed at all, and that I just drained myself in serving without getting anything personally fulfilling in return. I was wrong…
Selfishness hit me so hard to keep on wanting things that are just temporary. My eyes were shut, but God moved. He opened up my eyes again to see the everlasting. God made me realize that being able to experience Him through my life’s worship is the most satisfying thing of all! I was reminded that the fact that I have God in my life is always more than enough.
Let us lay down every selfish desire on Christ to be able to experience Him in worship. Let us seek the face of Jesus, who satisfies all our needs… because the truth of the matter is: whatever we really want and need in life is found only in Him; our bread is His Word.
8 Be sure you are not led away by the teaching of those who have nothing worth saying and only plan to deceive you. That teaching is not from Christ. It is only human tradition and comes from the powers that influence
The lie of the enemy is strong, but the truth of God’s word is stronger! Let us not be tricked, it’s not about what you have, but Who you have!
If I have nothing but Christ, then I have EVERYTHING – in Christ! What more could I ask for? I am extremely blessed!
Nikki Z. Marayag