Have you seen the picture of Jesus with a BIG Teddy Bear behind his back and asking the little girl to trade for her little tiny teddy bear? I donned on me today how real that scenario really is and how we block our abundance and joy in other was as well….Like accepting compliments and blessings….
How are you at taking a compliment?
I used to always deny compliments…..someone would say “oh I love that top!” and I would downgrade it and say ” oh, yeah it’s nothing fancy…I probably got it at Walmart.” Or jewelry..(oh how I LOVE sparkle LOL)… someone might say “That ring is beautiful” and I would respond with “Oh it’s not real.” It was like I rejected any compliment that I was given.
I realize now that we sometimes do that with blessings as well. We pray and ask God to bless us with something (enough money for a vehicle that is reliable, a new friend, a new job, or just to feel more love) and God sends it (your mom offers to loan you the down pmt for a new vehicle, you meet someone in the grocery store line, an acquaintance mentions their company is hiring, your kids want to snuggle on the couch) and you reject it without knowing it (turning down the loan because you couldn’t possibly borrow from your family, not following up with the person you met in the store, thinking you aren’t qualified for that job so why bother to apply, and you just have to clean the house, the kids will have to snuggle later.)
Do you accept blessings?
I understand ALL of the scenarios I’ve listed because I’ve been there! We don’t realize that God and His Angels are here just waiting to help us. And the way our society has ingrained in us what we SHOULD do….you should have your own money, you should have the correct qualifications for the job, you should keep a perfectly clean house… you should you should you should…. right??
Are you blocking joy and abundance
by not accepting compliments and blessings?
I encourage you to really be aware of things and start following your gut instinct. Our head will talk us out of many amazing things if we let it. Take the wanting a new friend for example…. You meet her in the line at the grocery store and you think “wow, she would be fun to have coffee with and visit longer” you could just say “you know I’d love to grab a coffee sometime could I get your number?” She may be the friend you’ve been praying for….BUT if you listen to your head it might sound something like this “Oh my goodness she will think I am crazy if I ask her to go to coffee… I don’t want her to think I’m being forward….She probably doesn’t have time anyway….” and the limiting (blocking) thinking could go on and on.
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Till next time,