Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blessings Are Often Disguised as Challenges

None of us would deliberately choose troubles. And yet, some troubles come with their own side-kick blessings.

One example of this is money trouble. It forces you to:

sympathize with others less fortunate
accept a liberal dose of humility
contemplate what is absolutely necessary for life

It adds a depth to your life that affluence can't. Of course, I'd like to try affluence, just for a while, to see how it feels! But I've discovered over the last 50 odd years that depth of character is more important to me than most anything else. I guess God knew that too. He always knows, doesn't He?

I've been fortunate to have been born in the most wealthy country in the world, and have grown up privileged in many ways. This current recession is a blessing in disguise for all of us who never knew that we really can trust God for our daily bread.

How many blessings in disguise have you experienced? 

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