But I get turned around
I mistake some happiness for blessing
But I’m blessed as the poor
Still I judge success by how I’m dressing”
– Faith My Eyes, Caedmon’s Call
I’m not sure I understand how I have been blessed.
Don’t get me wrong, I know I am blessed, but I’m not sure which good things in my life actually count as blessings.
Is it a blessing that I have a nice home? A nice TV and Xbox 360 to play on that TV? A car that runs? My health? A wife who loves me? The fact that I was born to loving parents in the most prosperous nation in the world (at the time) and have had countless opportunities afforded to me?
While those are all good things, I’m afraid to claim them as blessings. Not because I’m not grateful or disappointed in what I’ve been given, but because of what my claiming those as blessing implies.
If those things are indeed blessings, what does it say about those people who don’t have those things? Are they not blessed? Are they just blessed in different ways?
Help me understand what it means to be blessed.