Saturday, October 11, 2014

Count Your Blessings: A Praise Report

As you may or may not know, I go to a Christian university. With that, I have been having an interesting time in my faith for the past couple of years. But, that's a different story for another day. 

God is pretty interesting, isn't he? You honestly just never know what he allows and doesn't allow in your life and how it plays out until you take a step back and realize what has happened as a result. 

Last semester, I wasn't chosen to become an RA for my school. I wasn't devastated, but I was definitely a little sad. BUT, no worries, throughout this semester alone I have seen everything that I'm doing and what I wouldn't have been able to do, had I been given that position. 

I've also recently started tithing, which if you don't know what that is, it is giving 10% of your income back to God, or in this case, through the church back to God. 

*And just for the record, churches should not be forcing you to give any money. I know that a lot of people have the misconception of the church forcing you to fork over your hard-earned cash to them, but honestly, a good church would never pressure, much less force you to give your money to them. My church never makes anyone feel that way and you shouldn't feel that way either.* 

Finances have always been a struggle for me especially because growing up, it was always so difficult for my parents to make ends meet. Now that I'm older and am more capable of supporting myself, I try to do so in any way that I can. 

Since tithing regularly whenever I get paid, God has always provided. Whether it's random gigs or the new job I just got at Express, I am confident that he never fails to provide in any way that you need. 

I'm not saying to start giving your local church your money in hopes of instant blessings, nor am I trying to pressure you into tithing if you don't already. I'm simply just sharing how God has blessed me in my life even though I am still imperfect. All this post is, is simply an encouragement that I hope touches you in some way. 

Money aside, I'm so blessed to get to work with my church as an intern and that I have great people in my life that support me in all that I do. 

Now it's your turn to tell me, what makes you blessed?
Chau for now


  1. You're so right...sometimes, one door is shut (in a really sad way), and you have no clue why in the moment. Then, seemingly out of the blue, God shows you sometimes amazing and you think to yourself, "OH. Now I get it!"
    It makes life that much more exciting.
    And I've been getting much more into tithing, too! My boyfriend and I have been making a concerted effort to put money in each week, and if we want to account for anything else, we put in a little extra more. It feels great, and churches do some amazing things with the money!


  2. Yes! You are so right, Erica. And I'm glad you & your boyfriend are learning to really consistently tithe together. It's a great way for us to learn to trust God in something we value so much!


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