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I would be willing to bet that God has blessed you more than you realize. What happens to many of us is, over time we forget about certain answered prayers or certain blessings that God has given because we are believing or asking for new things. I want to challenge you today to stop what you are doing (after you finish reading this) and take inventory of the specific things in your life that God has given you. I’ll give you an example from the other day.

My wife Andrea and I were talking about a BIG request we are praying for and she said to me “Do you realize how much of the stuff in the house was given to us? We didn’t pay for hardly any of it.” So I started looking around and taking inventory. Sure enough, she was right. We don’t live in a big house at all (900 sq ft) but I started putting together a list of everything in our house that God had blessed us with. Below is a list of everything in our house that was given to us by someone else.

Living room chair, TV, kitchen table, dishwasher, all nursery furniture, Sadie’s bunk bed, & all of our bedroom furniture.

As a matter of fact, the only thing in our house we actually bought was our couch and washer and dryer, but that was to replace ones that had been given to us.

My point is this. God loves to bless his children.

Matthew 7:9-11
9 "Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

There were dreams that you used to dream about as a kid that God has already given you. You’re probably making more money now than you ever dreamed you would make when you were first married and starving. The problem for all of us is we lose perspective, look ahead, and don’t realize just how much God has always provided and blessed us with.

Take a moment, look around, and take an inventory of what God has given you.

About the author
Jason is the Teaching Pastor at River City Worship Center in Louisville KY, and owns a web development company Jbirdmedia. He wanted all boys until he had his daughter Sadie and now he wants 4 girls. You can follow him on twitter @jasonisaacs

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