God’s Unassuming Packages (Part I)

God’s gifts don’t always come in fancy packages. They lack the bells and whistles of modern-day packaging with tissues, bows, and ribbons making them appear significant and valuable. His gifts come in unassuming packages that we may miss or dismiss them.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift comes from above but initially, we may not recognize it as good or perfect. It is only over time that we see the wisdom of God and the work of God on our behalf and we realize His good gift!

Due to budget cuts, I recently was informed that I need to move to a different department. The decision was made solely based on seniority not based on performance. At first, I did not like the idea and thought that since I was a good performer my position should not have been cut. But then over the course of a week, I realized that God wanted to do a new thing, and I should embrace it instead of being upset about it. So now I am actually looking forward to it, and trusting the Lord has a purpose for this change.

Often, when you receive real jewelry as a gift, it comes in a smaller, simpler package. There’s not a lot of fluff, but when you open it, you discover the treasure inside the modest box. That’s how God’s gifts are. They may seem small and simple at first, but upon opening them, you find a treasure that truly reflects the goodness and perfection of the gift sent by the Lord!

The way the Lord operates in our lives differs greatly from how the world seeks our attention. His ways are not our ways! Have you ever considered that the Lord isn’t a big advertiser? If He wanted to make Himself known, He could have used various methods to draw attention to Himself. However, that’s not His character. In fact, His ways are often quiet, gentle, and unassuming. We might easily overlook or dismiss them.

Have you considered the unexpected packages that you recently have received? How are you handling them?

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