This morning I decided to wake up a little early so I had some extra time to relax and spend time in my devotions. I opened to 1 Samuel. Honestly, I had no idea what 1 Samuel was about. Just assumed it was about a guy named Samuel. (creative guess right??)
As I read through chapter 1, I really had to dig deep into it.
It tells about the story of Hannah, she couldn’t have kids. She often felt jealous of her husbands
Then, it says, that while at the temple of the Lord, Hannah wept and wouldn’t eat. She sat in pleading with Him. While her pain is understandable. Hannah is in the house of the Lord, she is married to a man that loves her enough to bless her with double portions. But she can’t enjoy this because she is too focused on her bitterness.
Honestly, this convicted me How often do we do that? I often focus more on what I don’t have rather than what I have been blessed with. I forget that God is going to bless me with what I need at that moment but yet I focus on what He hasn’t given me even though I don’t need it.
So I challenge each of you to focus on the blessing. Stop focusing on the negatives. Broaden your spectrum look for the blessing. Bring your burdens to the Lord and leave them there.