God gives us, each and everyone plenty of gifts, and they all come in different packages. It’s funny (not in funny haha sense) how we receive our packages, yet still look around seeing everyone else and be jealous and envy of their packages for the sizes, shapes, colors, the wrappers, the timing they come in or the ways they are presented. We haven’t even thank God yet for the gifts we received. In fact we don’t even bother opening the presents, but already start complaining and begging God for something different or that of someone else. It was not about the package; it’s about the gifts that bundled inside which we often don’t see without breaking down the box.
It’s a childish behavior yet a grown man like me still often behave in such way. Insecurity is what puts us in the center of attention, compare ourselves on people scale of standards, and causes us to worry about how other people would perceive of us. It’s a tactic devil often uses to target our weakness as it knows the destructive power of insecurity. We wish we were somebody else, taller, richer, more talented, more success. We wish family, background would be different. Or cancer, illness, trauma, abuse, or certain events wouldn’t happen. Addictive personalities of any form lust, gamble, alcohol wouldn’t be an issue. We wish.
While Satan is lying and convincing us that we are defect creations of God, this is what God is telling us “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9) He knows our concerns and needs, for He created us; that’s why He gives us gifts. It might takes us some time to recognize His gifts, to use them and appreciate them. We may or may not understand His plan for lavishing us with such gifts, bundled in certain ways, but there gifts are always there in every package coming our way. No box is empty. For the Father knows what we need: “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11)
Are we still getting caught up in the package, the shell that the gifts come in? Let’s tear down the box, discover the gifts, thanks God for His love, and enjoy the blessings of the Father giving to His sons.