Every one of us who has received Jesus as Lord and Savior has been translated from Satan's hog pen into God's splendid palace. That, in itself, is a blessing.
I am reminded of King Balak who hired Balaam to place a curse on the children of Israel. From then on a beautiful drama began to unfold. Every time he opened his mouth to pronounce a curse, blessings poured forth. Animals were slaughtered all to no avail. Finally, in exasperation, Balaam blurted out, 'How can I curse someone whom God has blessed?'
It took him that long to understand that.
Every believer in Christ cannot be cursed! Do you know that all the demons in hell put together cannot change God's verdict over your life? What prove do we have that the blessing is upon us? Am glad you asked. The Bible tells us:
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed (is) every one that hangeth on a tree that the blessing of Abraham might come on the gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Gal. 3:13, 14
He took the curse so I can get the blessing. And since He took the curse on my behalf, no curse can bring me down.
So whether you are facing some challenges on your job, or there is pressure on or from your family, or your marriage is under attack, or some strange and inexplicable events are unfolding in your life right now, understand that no one can curse what God has already blessed. And you are blessed if you belong to Him. You have the blessing of God in your life that your enemies can't help but notice.
So walk in the blessing, live in the blessing, talk the blessing. For if you are living less than what God intended for you, you are under - utilizing what God has readily made available to you. Work the blessing and make it work in your life. Unless you operate in the blessing, you can't be a blessing to yourself talk less of being one to others.
I can see this piece developing into a sermon or a series. It is such a wide topic--blessing. Indeed we are blessed. My husband spoke on the topic 'Count Your Blessings' and focused on James 1:2-18, It really opened my eyes to what it means to be blessed, especially when we look at trials as a blessing. "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that god has promised to those who love him" (James 1:12, NIV). Thanks for sharing. Be blessed my brother!