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Have you ever had the thought, “Hmm, something just doesn’t seem right here.”
“I’m doing all the right things, reading my bible, going to church, I’m even tithing…so where’s my blessing?”
“Why am I still struggling?”
“Why is my money still tight?”
Of course it does, we’ve all had that convo with ourselves at some point.
Well, let’s talk about it, let’s examine and see what is really going on here so we can get it fixed.
First off, we usually have these thoughts when comparing ourselves to others, and it’s usually in the financial realm.
We see that so and so over there (who is about your same age) has a bigger house, nice new cars, and a high paying job or prosperous business, and we say to ourselves, (or really, to God) “What the heck? Why is he doing so well? I’ve been going to church longer than him, I’ve been giving to the poor, I give more money than him, I probably read my bible more than him too. What am I missing?”
Now again, I’ve said those exact same things many, many times.
And I think it’s a valid question.
When we see these results in someone else’s lives, you want those same results, therefore you want to make sure you are doing what is required to get those results.
Makes sense right?
But here’s what we must remember, there are certain things that can “block your blessings” and keep you from prospering to the full.
Thankfully the Bible lays them out for us. Let’s take a look at what the Word says so we can make adjustments going forward.
Don’t skim over these, dig into them.
I truly believe that we have deceived ourselves thinking these five “blessing blockers” don’t apply to us.
Let’s take a closer look:
Blessing Blocker 1: Disobedience
Now before you write this one off, take a second and think about it.
When we hear “disobedience” our minds instantly go to the big stuff like getting drunk, sex outside of marriage, partying, drugs etc. I know most of you reading this aren’t doing those sort of things, BUT perhaps the Lord has told you to forgive someone and you haven’t.
Maybe the Lord told you to bless your brother with $200 but you didn’t do it, because that may seem hard to do right now.
Maybe the Lord has told you to go back to college and become a school teacher but you haven’t, you reason that you’re older, or you currently make more money than a teacher does anyway.
In Deuteronomy 28:1-14 God promises us that “If we obey the voice of the Lord” then ALL these blessings will come upon us and overtake us. (Go read it for yourselves, the blessings promised to us are huge!)
But verse 15 tells us that if we DON’T obey the voice of the Lord, then those blessings will NOT come upon us.
One of the blessings God promises for obedience is that, “He will command a blessing on your storehouse!”
Isaiah 48:17-18 is also very interesting: “Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way that you should go. Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river…”
The Lord teaches us to profit (that’s a good thing!) and He leads us in the way we should go.
He’s leading you, but are you obeying?
He then tells us that had we listened to His commands (instructions) THEN our peace and prosperity would have been flowing like a river!
Is your peace and prosperity flowing right now?
Then perhaps He’s given you instructions you haven’t obeyed yet.