Negating Negatives

Because when you think about it, the negatives can mean positive too.
“God if what you call ‘blessed’ is not the blessed I see, carve your kingdom in my heart and let me see the ‘blessed’ you mean. Your blessed – I want to see.”

To some, the “Christianity” they believe is coming to God – the one who provides, mean prosperity. It’s about Him giving you this, giving you that. It’s about Him providing our needs – “God give me this” or “God give me that”. But maybe it has never been about God giving you blessings, maybe it’s about God taking away to open our eyes to what really matters.

Maybe it’s not about finishing college with flying colors, maybe it’s about finding yourself atop the stage looking back on the past years – black and white they may be, it still was worth the memory.

Maybe it’s not about landing on the perfect job, or getting a high pay. Maybe it’s about being content with what you can’t call “many” and still get through your day.

Maybe it’s not about God taking you to places you never expected you’d go. Maybe it’s about God promising to take care of you, and be with you, even if it means bringing you back to a place you thought you’d never belong.

Maybe it’s no longer about living your life to the fullest – maybe it’s about dying each and every day.

Maybe it’s never about comfort, maybe it’s about being okay with circumstances that brings you no happiness – but promises you greater Joy.

Maybe it’s not about perfection, but about making mistakes. Maybe it’s about learning the hard way, for God to teach us “the right way.” Making way for consequences no matter what’s at stake.

Maybe it’s about experiencing those painful stings to make us realize why we should avoid beehives the next time.

Maybe it’s never about who’s right, or who did wrong. Maybe it’s about understanding, and forgiveness, and love, and grace.

Maybe it’s not about not feeling the pain of a broken heart when a relationship fails, maybe it’s about the comfort of God speaking of greater things that await for those who wait.

Or maybe it’s not even about finding the relationship you’ve been praying for all these years, maybe it’s about staying single for God – the one who wipes your tears, the one who conquers your fears.

Maybe it’s not about buffets, or expensive dates. Maybe it’s about a small dining table and a dinner for two. Blessed conversations, and pure hearts too.

Maybe it’s not about a owning a car, or living in a house you call your own. Maybe it’s about not being able to buy one, and still calling it “home.”

Maybe this “Christian Life” is not about white sandy beaches that feel like gold to your feet. Maybe it’s about burning your skin the 4th degree, walking on burning coals – barefoot but with glee.

God gave the One we never thought we needed. He provided for us a savior, and yet we still seek and ask for more. Maybe it will be painful, maybe it has never been about the awestruck wonder of having more, more and more. Maybe it’s about the little things that matters to your core.

It’s about our savior, and the wrath that he bore.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are the persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
-Matthew 5:3-10


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