2Chronicles 26:15-16 And his fame spread far, for he was marvelously helped, till he was strong. But when he was strong, he grew proud, to his destruction.
God often blesses us to the point of destruction. It isn’t the blessing that is the problem it is the attitude that we get when we get blessed. It is that we are not grateful for what God has done but rather presumptuous. We begin to think that we did it.
We forget that we have been marvelously helped. God has blessed us. He has given us the abilities, the opportunities, the intelligence, the health, and all that we have to get the success that we have had. Instead of being grateful we get proud. We begin to think of what we have accomplished.
We rejoice in our abilities and in our success not in the God of Heaven who helped us so marvelously. I wonder in this time of thanksgiving if your thanks is for things. I wonder if you boast most about the goodness of your God or the blessings you enjoy. I wonder if you think of how much better off you are than others or how much responsibility you have because of what He has given you.
There is a major danger in being blessed. That danger is that we will become proud of our blessings. We will discount the work of God in our lives. We will become success oriented, pride driven, smugly arrogant Christians. We will think that we have so much because we are so good.
We will not realize why God has blessed us. He blessed us for His glory. So that His name would be magnified and glorified.
Let’s humbly accept God’s blessings and look for how He wants them administered!