2 Corinthians 10:12, "For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise."
Blessings!! The holiday seasons are approaching us once again and the anxiety and pressure of trying to keep up with our perception of those who are ahead is contaminating our perspectives of what the season is truly all about. I challenge you in your thinking, spending habits and in your personal life to redefine what Thanksgiving means to you and how you display your personal beliefs to the world. In 2 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul challenges us to not class ourselves or compare ourselves with others because the aftermath leads to us not walking in wisdom. The danger in comparing your seed to someone else's harvest is you don't know if what you perceive as a harvest as being an actual harvest or the fruits of someone behind the scene labor. Everyone who appears to be rich are indeed not wealthy. A person who appreciates every blessing is indeed a wealthy individual. As Thanksgiving approaches, let us be mindful to not only be thankful, but to give liberally. A person who has an attitude of thankfulness often have giving at the core of their service. Re-establish tradition this year to ensure you are not only speaking thankfulness. but are living in a spirit of thanksgiving not just seasonally, but daily. As a child, we song a song in the youth choir called "Count your blessings." The lyrics stated, "Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your blessings to see what the Lord has done!" I admonish you to count your blessings on today, you too would be amazed to see what the Lord has done not only in you, but with you. Have a blessed harvest season and remember that God doesn't run low in resources, He has enough supplies available to fulfill each of our needs.