There is a scripture that says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And god is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

This scripture is most popularly utilized in terms of trials and tribulations; He will not put you down so far in the muck and the mire that it overwhelms you beyond your ability to ‘bear it,’ and that’s true. God tempts no man, but you do live in a world that is consumed by evil. You will be tempted!!! You will go though trials and tribulations! The silver lining is that He will never leave you. He walks with you through it all. Now what we must do as Christians, is get control over our minds and bury our souls so deep in Christ that we are prepared to ‘endure it.’

There is another side to this scripture, however. Can you bear His blessing? Never thought of it like that, have you? You think that there are not temptations associated with the blessings God wants to pour out on you? Proverbs 30:8b-9 NIV says, “Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.” Wow!! This revelation hit like a ton of bricks. How many people can’t bear His blessings? Are you set up in your mind and spirit to receive what God wants to give you? God says, “Test me and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of Heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Now, He is either a fairytale, a liar, or we are not in the place we should be to receive His blessings. He isn’t a fairytale, and He is not a liar. He is very much real. He works in our lives every day and He stays true to His word. What does that leave? Let’s get our minds and our souls in a place to allow God to bless us like he really want to bless us. Let’s be thankful for what God continues to bless us with every day, but let us receive everything He wants to give us.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. – Colossians 3:17 NIV