I honestly do not know if it’s because most of us started from a simple household where you only had your needs met and not your wants BUT, it’s a real challenge for some of us to splurge a little even when we can afford it. May the Lord deliver us from this. I mean it! The amount of obituaries I see on my social media newsfeed is a daily reminder that our days are really numbered. I ask myself, what are we toiling and working all our lives for? By all means, be a blessing to others but also, do not cheat yourself out of the good things of life if you can afford them.

Life has a way of making you feel guilty about enjoying the pleasures of life and my question is, where else will you enjoy the blessings that God has created for us on this earth? I do not subscribe to that doctrine that teaches people to remain poor and convince them that God wants us to suffer here on earth, give up all we have worked for so we can go to heaven and enjoy life there instead. The God I know said that it gives Him pleasure to give us the desires of our heart. I also read so many times in the bible where he blessed men and made the great with wealth, riches and honor. So, my dear brother or sister reading this blog, when God blesses you, please enjoy your blessings because it is your lot. Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 NIV says it all:

“I have seen personally what is the only beneficial and appropriate course of action for people:
to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all their hard work on earth during the few days of their life that God has given them, for this is their reward.

To every man whom God has given wealth and possessions, He has also given him the ability to eat from them, to receive his reward, and to find enjoyment in his toil; these things are the gift of God.

For he does not think much about the fleeting days of his life because God keeps him preoccupied with the joy he derives from his activity.”

My prayer for you this week is that the Lord will bless you abundantly and when He does, be a blessing to humanity and also enjoy the blessings. AMEN!


Lady Abena.