What is a blessing? Is it what we ask for, or what we never dreamed we’d be given?
I’ve asked for a lot of things I was blessed NOT to get, from the dresses made of pure gold I dreamed of in first grade to certain careers I looked into. There are also things I never dreamed of that it’s suddenly hit me have been the biggest blessings of my life. Maybe it’s because they were so unexpected, or maybe because they came so soon after disappointments in my life. Maybe it’s because I like surprises now and then. And maybe it’s because they are the real blessings, the gifts, totally unexpected and unasked for, yet perfect all the same.
It’s amazing to see God do something we never dreamed of. I’m thankful for all that He’s done, but am especially thankful for the blessings I didn’t expect. I love surprises, and God amazes me again and again.