Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

August 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm Leave a comment

Growing up my mother often said “beggars can’t be choosers”. In a sense we are all beggars(Mosiah 4:19). And we cannot choose the blessings that God gives to us. So often we have our own timetable and often the blessings we receive don’t fall into that timetable. So instead of being grateful, we reject the blessings or complain about them.

A few weeks ago I had an experience that help me realize how often this happens today. I was driving in my car and the radio was announcing the weather for the upcoming weekend. The forecast called for  rain. The announcer then said something very strange in my opinion. It was to the effect of  “we really need the rain, but does it have to come on a weekend?” How often are we like that?  We ask for blessings, but when they come at an inconvenient time we are not thankful for them.

I am thankful to be a beggar. To be completely reliant on the Lord. At times I am extremely grateful and other times grumble because I cannot see the blessings. Blessings come in many shapes and forms. I know that God does hear and answers our prayers. And He answers them in the way that will be best for us. It may not be in the way or time that we expect them, but they will come.

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