Embarassed by my Abundance

IMG_3136My daughter nailed it. “Mom, are you embarrassed by that bag?”

We were browsing in a fancy leather store and I had tried on a Prada purse just for fun, but she could tell by the look on my face that I could never go out in public sporting that thing. Too much. It wasn’t just the price, it was the spectacle, the showiness, the ostentation that made me quickly return it to the rack. Not me.

Yet, my generous God keeps giving me stuff I don’t deserve. I haven’t earned it and other people need it more. It’s embarrassing.

But … “For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. (Matthew 25:29)

I give. This is My purpose.

You receive. This is your reason.

He who knows the discomfort of receiving that which is not his;
She who receives, not setting it aside until its proper owner comes to reclaim it;
Knows Me.

Use your talent for God and God will use it for the Kingdom!

“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)

About wlebolt

Life comes at you fast. I like to catch it and toss it back. Or toss it up to see where it lands. I do my best thinking when I'm moving. And my best writing when I am tapping my foot to a beat no one else hears. Kinesthetic to the core.

Posted on January 8, 2016, in Christian, faith, poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wouldn’t you know the Green Bay Packers love “The Devil Wears Prada.” Seize the Day!

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