Some of us have trouble with this. We find it easier to give than receive..you always hear people say that it is better to give than receive…yet receiving is very important. Everything we experience from God has to do with this..He is continually giving to us..giving freely..giving extravagantly. We need to know how to receive all that He has for us if we are going to live life with Him and for Him.
For me..it all has to do with grace. His amazing grace that is poured out to us..His followers..His people..His children. He gives us Himself over and over..He also gives us gifts. We may overlook them because they are disguised as trials. We find ourselves in a difficult circumstance and we wonder how things will ever work out. We are taken by surprise..unprepared..suddenly everything is moving in a new direction. God has changed our course.
He is looking out for us..protecting us..standing in the gap for us..catching us. His gifts for us may come in unusual packages. We don’t recognize them and wonder if He really has our best interest at heart. He is teaching us to trust Him..to receive from Him the way He chooses to give to us. He is guiding us on the path of life..helping us recognize His fingerprints every time we are caught by surprise.
The best response to a difficult circumstance may be ” I wonder what God is up to?” It helps us focus on His goodness and His sovereignty..to trust His timing and to remember His faithfulness. It prepares us to receive all that He has for us !
“For you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.”