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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cursed By Blessings?

22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

What we might consider "blessings" don't always help people. Sometimes they hurt.

We don't always know what is best for us. Often, what we think we want turns out to be a big mistake.

Consider the case of two girls: one extremely beautiful -- the other quite plain looking. Because of her natural beauty, the one becomes totally self-absorbed. Thinking herself superior, she grows haughty and proud, and, although rich and famous, has no true friends.

She selfishly only seeks her own welfare and gives no thought to other's desires or happiness.

As she grows older and less attractive, she cannot live with not being the center of attention. Lonely and depressed, she finally takes her life.

The other girl, not being endowed with any great natural beauty, is not tempted to be proud and haughty. She is forced to develop in other ways.

She, being humble, is willing and ready to help others and gains many friends. Because she could not rely on her natural abilities in life, she was forced to turn to God and seek His help. With God's life and love manifesting through her, she was able to marry a godly man, and they raised a fine family together and enjoyed a long and happy life.

Which girl was really blessed?

Just remember: what you think you want is not always what you would really want. Be thankful for what you have and who you are.

SAY THIS: Thank you Lord for my life.

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