I’ve always heard people say “favor ain’t fair” when talking about how God bestows his blessings. While I have always agreed, I would say that I haven’t always felt that I have found favor with God. However, lately I have really been getting a better understanding of how true it is that favor isn’t fair.
As I have grown and as I look back over the years, I can honestly say that I am SO grateful for the favor of God in my life. It’s not anything that I can explain, but when I look at some people in my family; situations they’ve been through, obstacles they’ve had to overcome…it really amounts to the tremendous favor of God. There’s not much that separates me from my family members. We grew up in the same area. Went to the same schools. Made some of the same bad decisions. Yet, I’m in Georgia, with a Master’s degree; a job, making it in the world…with no kids or anything like that. And it’s not to say anything negative about my family or other people, but I can definitely recognize the favor of God in my life.
I came to the conclusion that it must now be my responsibility to act on that- to uphold my end of the bargain with God. Favor isn’t fair…but it’s not free, either. As Luke 12:48 says, “… From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
Wishing you the best of God’s blessings and his favor! Be encouraged!