One year, my son really wanted a skateboard for Christmas. His Granny and Papa were more than happy to grant his 4-wheeled wish. His excitement over their gift lasted a few days until he showed the board to some of his more skate-board savvy friends, who were less than impressed with it. They said his board wasn’t one of the name brands and it’s wheels and trucks were second rate. Andrew’s bubble was burst and the gift he once thought was awesome was now less than average in his mind.
God has blessed each one of us with some awesome gifts. Yet, we also have an inclination to allow others unkind words and our own insecurities dampen our joy and appreciation for the gifts He has given us. How foolish it is when we allow Satan to steal our joy and diminish our appreciation for God’s gifts. The Bible clearly tells us that “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17).
It’s pretty clear that the blessings we are given from God should be embraced with unreserved joy and thankfulness, not doubt and disappointment. Cling to His truths and Satan will not be able to steal your joy.
I have been working at WBFJ since September 2004 when God threw me out of the boat I was riding in and set me on a new and wonderful course. I love co-hosting the morning show, although the lack of sleep does make me a bit loopy at times.
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