Have you ever asked an uber-Christian how they are doing and they respond: “I’m blessed and highly favored”? That always makes me chuckle a little because it seemed like such a canned, fake answer. Recently I ran across an article entitled “6 Reasons Someone Wishes They Were you.” that changed my perspective on that answer. As I read the article, I got a nice little reminder that the problems I have are nothing compared to what some people have to deal with and I am indeed “blessed and highly favored” to be me right now.
I am educated. I am healthy. I have family and friends. I have a home. I have some things to look forward to in life. Maybe I’m not as thin or as rich or as problem-free as I would like to be, but being born at this place and this time has afforded me a lot of luxuries that others only dream about.
Luke 12:48 says: From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke reminds us that being “blessed” as many of us are, is not just about having an easy life. With that blessing comes the expectation that you are going to do something with it.
What are you going to do with your blessings?