Have you found yourself on the receiving end of unexpected blessings? In all honesty, we struggle and fret how we’re going to provide for our family at times. In God’s word, he tells us he will meet our needs he only asks for you and I to trust Him, right?
So, with that said, when you receive unexpected blessings from God do you find yourself saying, “God, Why did I ever doubt that You have always provided far above my expectations?”
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
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What Are Unexpected Blessings from God?
Unexpected Blessings are life’s blessings. They are a way for God to remind us that He will NEVER call us to do something that he does NOT provide the way for us to accomplish it.
I don’t know about you but I have always been a get it done don’t ask for help kinda girl. However, that can be a bad thing sometimes and can also be labeled as a pride thing. OUCH! I do NOT like asking others to help because I’m a little OCD.
For quite some time now I feel God tugging on my heart and soul to do more with my website and Facebook page. Reach further than I EVER thought possible. However, in my human thinking and ability, I don’t see how this can be. It takes both time and resources that I don’t really have available.
I say to the Lord, “Father I know many who are by far more qualified than I am!” I’m just a nobody from Kentucky now living in North Carolina. Who wants to hear what I have to say?
I sure do NOT look or speak eloquently nor do I have a degree and that probably shows in my writing. However, sometimes God gives us God-given opportunities that we just cannot say no to!
UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS THROUGH THE STORY OF MOSES
I wonder if this was how Moses felt when God obviously placed more on him than what he assumed he was capable of doing? And when God spoke to him by fire in the burning bush…Can you say equal parts scary and impressive?
I’m not sugar coat it. I’d be more than a little freaked out myself! However, when I reflect on all the things he accomplished (not of himself, but by the power of God) even he doubted he wasn’t the right individual to fulfill the shoes God wanted him to fill.
God used Moses in freeing his people in a mighty way when Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites go by plaguing the land.
- The water turned to blood: Exodus 7:14-24
- Frogs: Exodus 7:25
- Lice: Exodus 8:16-19
- A mixture of wild animals: Exodus 8:20-32
- Diseased livestock: Exodus 9:1-7
- Boils: Exodus 9:8-12
- A thunderstorm of hail and fire: Exodus 9:13-35
- Locusts: Exodus 10:1-20
- Darkness for three days: Exodus 10:21-29
- Death of firstborn: Exodus 11:1–12:12-36
- They crossed the Red Sea onto dry ground.
- What would that had been like to witness, right?
- Receiving manna from Heaven and water from a rock when there was none.
We grumble when we run out of bread don’t we?
- God instructed Moses on Mount Sinai to carve the Ten Commandments into stone.
Can you imagine how long that took? By hand no less? The Unexpected Blessings God gave to Moses could continue on.
However, I wanted to make a point in recalling how God used just a mere man. If God can use Moses in a way he never imagined possible who are we to say that God can or can’t use me right? God wants to use you.
That is why God is God and we aren’t! His thoughts are greater than our thoughts and his ways are higher than our ways.
Our sole purpose on this earth is to be USED by God and share the hope found in the gospel and making disciples of ALL nations. In doing this God receives Glory to his name that he alone is so worthy of receiving!
I want to share with you what God has placed on my heart. I’ve been in prayer for God to use me however he chooses to do so. I’ve also prayed for him to give me an insatiable hunger to reach the lost people of this world. Let me tell you something.
What Does God say About Unexpected Blessings?
Be careful what you pray for because God can and will make it happen. I’ve been praying for ways that I can get more interaction on my website. I want lives changed in Christ burdens released that people carry guilt removed and hearts made new and set FREE!
I do small posts on my Facebook page but my larger posts are on my blog site. I’ve been brainstorming ideas on how to make that happen.
Sadly, it seems the Christian faith-based stories aren’t what’s most popular in the “world’s eyes!” I find that so terribly sad and it makes my soul bone-weary and my heart heavy. Now I am by NO means referring to arts and crafts mommy blogs self-help or that sort of thing.
I’m talking about explicit content sexual content etc…
what comes to mind when THINKING ABOUT UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS?
For me personally, first and foremost is the sacrifice Jesus endured for me. This, in my opinion, is the biggest unexpected blessing in life that we do not deserve sweet friend. This is one of life’s best lessons.
When we no longer have breath in our lungs and our hearts STOP beating where will we spend eternity? That being said moving forward I started praying how can I make a difference for eternity?
In my eyes, I’m just a nobody wanting to tell everybody about somebody…that is Jesus Christ. I want everyone to know how to become complete in Christ no matter their circumstances.
So I start this back and forth dialogue in my mind to God. How, can I do this? I want to write more but how am I gonna find the time to do more than I already am?
I work full time and stay physically exhausted. Not to mention I do not want anything to take time away from putting God first in my life and then my family!
I’ve also come to the realization that people want you to be able to solve a problem for them or offer a free incentive to get them to engage with you.
I want to offer freebies and do FREE prizes that our faith-based and gospel-centered to draw more people to read my content and learn about the hope and healing they can find through God’s grace!
UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS come FROM A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST
Changing lives for the better is what I want to do but I’m not financially able to do more Lord. I want to be able to send Bibles to those who don’t have a copy of God’s word FREE but I don’t see how I can make this happen.
Do you see the problem in “My thinking” sweet friend? “I” could not see the way but that right there is where I messed up. Stunning clarity before my eyes and conviction within my heart!
“ANGIE CAN’T!” “GOD CAN!” THIS IS ALSO ONE OF LIFE’S BEST LESSONS!
I was talking to my husband Mike about how defeated I was feeling and he said: “Hunny, have faith that God’s got this all figured out and he will provide the way.”
Wow! I can not thank God enough for bringing the most thoughtful humble and loving man in my life. Isn’t it amazing how God shows you what only he can do and right on time don’t you?
UNEXPECTED BLESSING FROM FELLOW FAITH BLOGGERS: Life’s Best Lessons
I started receiving connections from other Christian bloggers (not a coincidence) and got ideas from them that I can use on my website. By the way, the evening Mike said God will provide the way (not a coincidence). Then, I received a much-unexpected blessing the following day.
I did NOT know that was going to happen, but I immediately hugged the individual and said thank you so much. I was in tears as I looked towards Heaven and said Thank You, God! Forgive Me for ever doubting you had it all under control.
How God Works in Unexpected Blessings BY TEACHING US LIFE’S BEST LESSONS
When “I” got out of the way, God did it “HIS” way through unexpected blessings! Hallelujah! If you find yourself lacking the who, what, when, where, why, and how…Look no further than the Cross and the feet of Jesus Christ.
UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS FROM GOD ARE UNDER CONTROL!
Bible verses about God’s Blessings AND LIFE’S BEST LESSONS
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalms 23:1
And God is able to make all grace abound to you so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. Numbers 6:24-25
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green and is not anxious in the year of drought for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8
Quotes about God’s Blessings
“God doesn’t bless us just to make us happy; He blesses us to make us a blessing.”–Warren W. Wiersbe
“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” – Hudson Taylor– Hudson Taylor
“Your life will never make sense until God is in it. Accept him as your personal savior and you will have the strength to be content in all you go through.”– Nemalili Vhutshilo
“It’s a fact of earthly life that when God opens the windows of heaven to bless us, the devil opens the doors of hell to blast us. When God begins moving, the devil fires up all his artillery.”– Adrian Rogers
“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him”– John Piper
“An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.”– A. W. Tozer
“What can I give back to God for the blessings he’s poured out on me? I’ll lift high the cup of salvation – a toast to God!”– Bono
“Where I lack, God’s got my back.”– Roy Dela Calzada
“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.”– C.S. Lewis
“To deny that God seeks to bless his people is to envision a God who ignores his own recorded words.” – RM Harrington– RM Harrington
“Christ frequently gives us the desires of our heart, though not at the peculiar time we desired, but a better time.”– Robert Murray McCheyne
“God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.’– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The greatest blessing in the whole world is being a blessing.”– Jack Hyles
“God is the only source of hope that’ll never disappoint. When we place our faith in him, he provides joy, peace, and hope that overflows.”– Rick Warren
“Don’t think of the things you didn’t get after praying. Think of the countless blessings God gave you without asking.”– Anonymous
“God has a way of giving by the cartloads to those who give away by shovelfuls.”– Charles Spurgeon
“Jesus is moved to happiness every time He sees that you appreciate what He has done for you. Grip His pierced hand and say to Him, “I thank Thee, Savior, because Thou has died for me.” Thank Him likewise for all the other blessings He has showered upon you from day today. It brings joy to Jesus.”– Ole Hallesby
“There is a blessing hidden in every trial in life, but you have to be willing to open your heart to see them.”– Anonymous
“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.”– Leo Buscaglia
“We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.”– Assorted Authors
In Closing on Unexpected Blessings from God
Unexpected blessings come in many forms and usually when we’re least expecting it. God loves to bless His children through life’s best lessons.
You may find yourself on the receiving end of much needed unexpected blessings from God too. Hopefully, you see that God wants to move in a mighty way in your life as well.
Remember when God blesses you give him thanks and find a way to share with others how he can unexpectedly bless them too.
We’re all growing in Christ and it’s a daily sanctification process till we are called home. In the meantime, remember that God wants you to be nobody just like me to tell everybody about somebody…Jesus Christ.