We, as followers of Christ, are living far below how God intends for us to live. We're not talking about the kind of “blessing” you might hear about on TV. While it’s true that God does choose, in His wisdom and at His discretion, to bless some people with wealth in abundance, the reality is that most of us find ourselves living far below that line – trusting Him for our daily provision.
Consequently, if we’re not careful, we can easily fall into “survival” mode. It’s when we’re struggling just to get through the day instead of embracing the incredible joy the Holy Spirit has available to release in us every morning. Since the Bible says that the joy of the Lord is our strength, how come we so often find ourselves feeling extremely weary?
We weren’t meant to just barely survive. We were meant to thrive!