Every Christian has at least one elusive thing on the bucket list that you hope God would help you check off. You spent hours in prayer asking God to bless you with this or that. But you never ask God to prepare you for the blessing your heart desire.
I am sure we have all heard of or know of a situation, secular and non-secular where at least one person got promoted to a position for which he or she was ready due to lack of preparation. And usual these situations never work out favourable for either side.
The parable of the lost son which Jesus told in Luke 15:11-20 is a good example of an individual who received a gift (blessing) he was not ready to handle. The young kid lived a sheltered life up to that point. Still yet he thought he could manage anything the world threw at him. But he was wrong. The Bible says the poor kid squandered his inheritance and ended up eating among swines.
So my friends, instead of spending lots of time asking God to bless you with whatever you need so badly. Spend some time and ask him to prepare you first. So that when the blessing comes you’ll know how to conduct yourself.
Good advice. The blessing I want is to see my all my children and grandchildren come to know the Lord.
Thanks, jlue. That’s a wish of mine as well. In my case, and I am sure in yours too, the seeds have already been planted. And when the time is right, they will germinate. Keep praying. God bless.
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Thank you for being an encourager!
That is the way to go. Lord bless you for these great reminders my dear brother in Christ.