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  • Writer's pictureJohn Whitehead

Living a Blessed Life

If you know me and have asked how I am doing, you may have heard me say,” I am a blessed man, living a blessed life”. When I make this statement, it is not flippant, it is genuine and heartfelt.

Yet, acknowledging my life is blessed does not mean everything is going well or the way I had hoped or thought it would.

It simply implies, I understand I am blessed and the life I have been given is a blessing.

A blessed life means many things to different people. For some, being blessed means they have achieved something they use as a measure of success. This measure could be wealth, professional accolades, or material possessions. For others, it may mean they have their health or relational wellbeing.

Either way, I do not believe any of these answers is wrong. I just believe they are slightly off the mark.

You see, being blessed points to what has been done for us, not what we have done. Being blessed is a by-product found in the love and sacrifice given to each of us through Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection.

I truly believe I am blessed, not because of who I am or what I have, I am blessed because I have been given undeserved favor and freedom in Christ.

This is what I hope to convey when I say I am “living a blessed life”.

Because here is where the blessing cannot be measured or quantified according to this world. Here is where being blessed is understood and the thankfulness is the result of those blessings being given to us by God.

Acknowledging and being thankful for His blessing is where “living a blessed life” begins and ends.

So maybe the next time you think about how blessed your life is, it will not be in comparison to someone else or what you have or do not have. Maybe you will see your life has been blessed because you have chosen to put your faith and hope in the “one from whom all blessings flow”.

Being a blessed man, “living a blessed life” is not an option when we can see the value our lives meant to the blesser Himself. Jesus!!

From here maybe we should look around and realize, we truly are “living a blessed life!

Psalm 33:12,” Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance”.

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