Thankful! | IX . XIV

I’m so thankful for life. Even though it’s not always easy, it was given to me for a purpose. If anything, I’ve learned that God does everything for a reason. He sees everything and he planned everything. I am not here by mistake and you are not here by mistake and here’s why I say that.

Jeremiah  1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you”

It’s normal for us to walk around life wondering ” why am I here”, especially when things don’t ever seem to go our way and efforts have been exhausted. But that’s when reflection time is needed. No matter how insignificant you may think you are, you really aren’t. Everyone’s life is intertwined with everyone else’s. I bet you can’t even fathom how many things were able to happen today simply because you got out of bed. We probably won’t ever get to see the big picture but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t one.

This past year has been full of lessons, more of them probably unwanted then wanted but they were all needed. I needed to know my purpose. I needed to see how God’s mind worked. I needed to feel the power of his love. And even though the road to experiencing all these things wasn’t always pleasurable, it ultimately left me thankful. 

I’m thankful to have had the opportunities that I was blessed with. I’m thankful to have met so many wonderful people who each have had a hand in who I am becoming. I’m thankful for those tear filled days that somehow brought me closer to God. I’m thankful for those humbling moments that helped me come to terms with some bad habits that would have kept me from prospering in life. 

So no, this is not just another birthday post thanking people for all the love they’ve shown me today, it’s a thanksgiving post. For today could have been completely different but God for some reason chose to show me favor. He chose to allow me the opportunity to see how blessed I really am, how blessed we all really are. For even though your job isn’t the greatest, at least you have one. Even though your health isn’t at its peak, well at least your still able to sit here and read this. Even though your life isn’t where you thought it would be by now, well, at least you have one. Let’s not hesitate to stop and count our blessings because we feel entitled to them.  

Bye bye for now 😉