Favoritism? Here is Why Your Blessings are Guaranteed

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“God shows no personal favoritism to any man”

BANG!

That hit me recently while reading Galatians 2 and it’s a fact! But sometimes it is hard for us to understand because as relational beings it seems logical to show favoritism. Am I meant to give the same opportunity I would give my brother to a total stranger? As a matter of fact, you may be the subject of a family meeting if you act like that.

But in thinking of this phrase I realized something, the reason we tend to show favoritism is because we have an “economics mindset” of limited resources and opportunity cost, if you know what I mean.

That is not the case with God who always produces stuff in excess and with whom all things are possible. When you can give everybody that come the same opportunities and still have much more to give others that may come, there will be no need to show favoritism.

Imagine walking into a mall or market, where valuable things are on display for sale -only, you don’t need to pay for anything (say goodbye to window shopping). That is how God sells as He clearly said in Isaiah 55.

But then you know you’ve got a problem when one look at the goods in the mall/market creates a sudden-onset fear to enter the mall, “talkless” of attempting to price. “My money no reach that one” you quickly advice yourself.

In real life with regards to our human relationships, it plays out some worth like this: Sometimes when you look at other people’s life you can get the impression that God seems to be showing them more favour than you. The resulting effect arouses unspoken funny feelings like envy, jealousy and covetousness.

I assure you, these are products of that economics mindset, because when you remember that God is not limited in resources and that He shows no personal favoritism, you will be confident to enter the same mall (God’s Word), and purchase your own blessings with your free currency (Faith).

If you see anybody that God blessed to any degree, it’s an exciting indication that you can receive your own blessing from God. Instead of being depressed when someone else gets blessed, rejoice because the mall is open to everyone, and it is FREE. In fact if you walk right in, you’ll find lots of goodies with your name on them.

For there is no difference, the same God is RICH unto all that call upon His name.

He is such a boundless God. Favoritism is not in His dictionary, is it in YOURs?

1 Basic lesson you learn from Facebook about Christianity

Mark Zukerberg recently revealed a new milestone for the Facebook Corp. that for the first time ever, one billion people (1 in 7 people on the planet) used Facebook in a single day. That is a staggering amount of users.

But let’s face it, sometimes Facebook can be boring.

Some other times it does a good job of capturing your attention from crazy facts or photos to fun videos. Often times however, when I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed, I get intrigued by a particular type of post I come across often. The one that always arouses my curiosity is the kind that tells you to:

“Type a comment and share if you want to receive a blessing.”

These posts normally have high amounts of LIKES and SHARES. So I usually ask myself: Does this post attract so much interactions because it is very engaging or is it the promise of a blessing that motivates the engagements?” Most times I think the obvious answer is the latter.

As Christians there is a temptation for our actions to be motivated by the hope of a #Blessing.

I am BlessedSometimes we do things because we fear that if we don’t do it, the blessing we are expecting will not come. Do I have a witness?

This begs the question: “Is the Blessed seeking for a Blessings?”

We tend to lose sight of the fact that we have been GIVEN all we need for life and godliness not because of our actions, but because of our knowledge of what Jesus did for us. By grace you have been blessed (saved).

One scripture that has helped me tremendously in my relationship with God in this regard, and is still helping me is Romans 8:15. It says that we did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear but we received the Spirit of adoption as sons by whom we cry Father.

A major difference between a Slave and a Son is that the slave acts based on fear but the son acts based on responsibility. That singular thought is liberating.

AS A SON, MY ACTIONS SHOULD NOT BE MOTIVATED BY A PROMISE OF A BLESSING.

It should simply be because I’m responsible. Sons don’t seek for His blessings by the things they do, they do them because they are responsible. No fears; No pressure.

So when I come across such posts on my newsfeed asking me to do something for a blessing, I usually disregard it. But when I come across a post that interests me, would be a timely word of encouragement to someone else, or promotes the Kingdom of God (my family), as a responsible son I like and/or share. No fears, I’m a BLESSED son.

You are too, if you believe in Jesus.

[tweetthis remove_hidden_hashtags=”true” remove_hidden_urls=”true”]As a son of God, your actions should not be motivated by a promise of a blessing, nor fear. [/tweetthis]