"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:" 1 Peter 2:9
We have all experienced either in a movie, television show, or even in real life where children were choosing sides to see who would be on what team in the game they were about to play, and there would always be one child nobody wanted to pick, and how bad it made the child feel. Life sometimes comes at us the same way, we see others getting blessed and others lives doing well, and we are struggling and wondering if God has forgotten all about us.
One More Chance
"And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes." Judges 16:28
So many times God blesses us, and we really do not understand the magnitude of the blessing until it is gone. There are times God gives us tremendous blessings or gifts that we take for granted and before we know it we find ourselves in a situation we should have never been in. Samson was blessed with incredible strength in order to do great things for God. Samson used this gift at times to bring himself glory and not God.
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." Matthew 5:13
There is nothing like good food! When we are expecting good food it satisfies us. When the food comes and it is not good we are disappointed. We all know someone who God has blessed with the gift of cooking. They could share their recipe with you and you go home and try it, but it would not taste the same. If we have people with the same ingredients make a meal, they may not all taste the same, the difference is in the seasoning.
"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day." Psalm 71:8
We should start every day with thanking God just for giving to us a brand new day. When we went to sleep last night it was not promised we would see today. It is only by the grace and mercy of God we were allowed to see another day. God has been good to each of us, and He has poured out blessings upon us through thick and through thin. There has not been a situation we were in that God did not step in and make a way out of no way, or moved every hindrance that was in the way.