Choose Blessed



You know who has some of my favorite quotes? Buddha. Yes, I said Buddha. Do I believe Buddhism is correct, not even close. But some of Buddha’s statements line up perfectly with the Bible. {if only they understood the beauty of grace that comes with the truth- Jesus. but that is a rabbit trail for another time} 

The quote above reminds me of 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may life you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” During trials we must humble ourselves so that we may learn what it is that our Father is trying to teach us. I recently received an email from someone asking for advice. For this individual trials seemed to be abounding and blessings seemed to be few. She asked how I found joy when in seasons of trials.

My first answer is prayer. Prayer for a changed heart, prayer for perspective, prayer for understanding, prayer for healing… what ever it is my heart is struggling with/yearning for. Pray. Second, cling to verses like James 1:2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”  Third, choose to notice my blessings above all.  At times this may be the hardest of the three. But it also brings immediate joy. If you follow me on instagram you may have noticed that I often hashtag ‘Choose Blessed.’ Each day we have the choice to choose to look at our blessings or choose to look at our trials. I want to choose blessed.

Feel free to join me in choosing to be blessed!
Simply hashtag your instagram photos so we can share in each others blessings!
Life is too short not to choose blessed!

#choose blessed



3 thoughts on “Choose Blessed

  1. Sweet elephant pattern. And I agree with your statement. Buddha was not the savior, redeemer, or anything praise worthy. But as every good man did, he spoke many words of wisdom (and many words that weren’t wisdom). All in all, awesome view on this, and awesome post. KEEP IT UP!

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