Occasionally other folks come along and snatch our blessings right out from under us. They grab our joy, peace, and hope and carry them far away. More often than not though, we are the real culprit who steals our own blessings. We hinder and deny ourselves much of the goodness that God wants to pour into our lives. We let circumstances dictate our contentment, we let our own bad attitude steal our joy, we let interruptions disrupt our peace, and we let obstacles squash our hope. The key words in all of these statements is, “we let.” You see, we have a choice on whether we remain filled with joy, peace, and hope, or not. It’s our own choice to lose sight of our blessings, or remain thankfully aware. God is continually pouring out blessings, but it’s our choice as to whether we let them be eclipsed by our difficulties, or continue to let His light shine in us. Let’s be alert and on the lookout, ready to thwart the times of doubt, by continually being thankfully aware.
Hebrews 12:28, “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,” NIV