How many of us have heard the statement, “I am too blessed to be stressed!” and yet the very individual that is issuing the statement is speaking on things and allowing “stress” factors to control their day.
I am sure that many of you can relate. I found that I often was one of that individual who talked the talk but was far from walking the walk. And, as a result, my appearance, perception of self, and general outlook were not in any manner matching up with the words that were preceding out of my mouth.
In simple terms, I was a hypocrite. I must admit that I was the worst kind too. I would go to church and hear the word and not apply it to my living. I would read my word and be so caught up in myself, that I was unable to gain the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that the Holy Spirit was Oh so willing to reveal.
It wasn’t until I came to a place in my life where all I could do was cry out to God because man simply was not giving me the things that I felt that they NEEDED to deliver.
Oh, but how wrong was I!
Here is the thing about that statement “Too Blessed to Be Stressed”; one has to first acknowledge and know that they are indeed BLESSED!
Let’s break this thing down for a moment. The term “blessed” per merriam-webster.com is defined as:
“having a sacred nature : connected with God : very welcome, pleasant, or appreciated”
Let’s think about this definition for a moment. How often through the day do we take in the simple pleasantries and fail to allow those factors to take precedence over situations that we simply may not enjoy and/ or have no control over?
Here is a fact: Throughout life we will indeed encounter obstacles and situations that have the POTENTIAL to lead us into a worrisome and stressful state. BUT! If we indeed believe that we are “Too Blessed to Be Stressed” then we will simply allow the state of being “Blessed” to dominate that of what could have had the ability to lead us into a negative and downward state of mind.
So I would like to pose the question: How are you truly walking in the mannerism of being “too blessed to be stressed”?
Listen for one, we all are all only human. Straight to the point and the END! We as in MAN do not and I repeat DO NOT have the set ability to handle the stressors of life without that of submission to the knowledge that (1) In all things GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL and (2) In being heirs and followers of Christ, all though trials and tribulations may indeed come about; it is in our submission to Christ that we can reside in the CONFIDENCE and UNSHAKEABLE KNOWLEDGE that we are indeed TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED!
Don’t allow the enemy to sell you a lie! Don’t allow your doubts and the appearance of your situation to set you up to take on a battle and burden that was never truly meant for you to fight. But rather was meant to groom and lead you into the infallible understanding that in ALL things and through ALL things we are indeed TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED.
Life is going to happen and with that fact know that there are indeed going to be obstacles and other variety of circumstances that are going to TRY and deter you from that which is FIRM in Christ.
God has you! Even when you have to say those words of encouragement to yourself, search the word of GOD for confirmation via his scriptures.
Don’t just say it my friends. LIVE IT! Live and BELIEVE that you are indeed TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED because guess what…..THROUGH CHRIST JESUS, YOU ARE!
Remember we got this!