“Some blessings wear a hell of a disguise”
So in order to keep my promise of daily fresh content to all of you, I need to pull a blog post out of my ass…and it’s Monday and I don’t feel like it. Good thing I don’t give much thought to ‘how I feel’ in the moment, I am well-trained to just do what needs to be done…so looking over at my wall of quotes—I see one that sparks a flash of inspiration…it is an anonymous quote that reads, “Some blessings wear a hell of a disguise…” Well, well, well…now yes they do!
My faith in God has taught me that there is good in everything even when it can’t be seen. I am of the opinion that you have to trust that even in your darkest hour the good is there and eventually it will come to bless and benefit you. All of this is easier said than done. There have been quite a few times when life has whipped me around to the almost breaking point and in those hours it took all my courage to trust that good was there somewhere. Days, years, months later I could see the blessing…however in those moments I didn’t see squat!
Several people in my life right now are living in those dark moments, one is losing her house from bankruptcy and another is struggling with a stinging betrayal. It is hard to counsel them that there is good somewhere present in the current circumstances. I know for them that it is there, however it is hard for them to stay steady now and trust that for themselves.
When our blessings are wearing a hell of a disguise and it seems as if life is against us, the most important thing that we can do is to know that good is present somewhere, somehow…it is vital in the middle of urgent circumstances to keep your head clear and above water…it is imperative to react to things according to the outcome that you want to see– not according to the way it looks at any given moment. Remember that the miracle doesn’t come unless there is complete certainty and trust on your part. From what I have read, according to a Hebrew version of the Bible, when Moses created the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea, he and his followers had to walk into the sea knowing that it would part for them…from what is written, the sea did not part until they were in the water up to their nostrils—only then did the sea become dry land. They had to walk into the sea with the CERTAINTY that it would part for them. As they were walking further and further in, there were moments that it looked like they were going to drown…they kept going because they trusted and they were certain that the sea would make way for them…IT DID!
We must use this lesson in our own lives, every day. You must be certain that life will make way for you to have the outcome that you desire, provided that it is for the highest good of everyone involved. Understand that the highest good in a situation is not always what our ego desires. Some of us try to push ‘our will’ instead of Divine Will…that doesn’t usually work out so well.
When your intentions and desires are pure, life will move heaven and earth to assist you. Blessings are usually disguised to help us acquire qualities that we may not learn otherwise…hence the old saying “if God brings us to it…God will bring us through it”…this is good news, it means we never get anything we can’t handle.
So the next time life is kicking your butt remember that there is good in there somewhere…even if you can’t see it, trust that it is present. The willingness to trust for the possibility of good has the power to shift your state of mind and therefore the entire situation.