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Your Blessing Might Just Be Upstairs

By Loveandgrace @loveandgrace20

(This post is inspired by my Ronnie)

BlessingHave you ever felt like there was a large gap between you and God? As if He is too far away to hear your voice and too far to see what you’re going through?

As far away as God seems, the desire of your heart seems even farther away. Where is the blessing?

When I was in my mid twenties there was a woman who lived three blocks down the street from my church. She was the littlest, cutest, most adorable seventy something year old woman I had ever met. I mean no disrespect by calling her little. She was about 4’5” with heels on. And yes she rocked her heels honey!

She joined our church family and often invited us down the street to her apartment to indulge in her baked goods. She lived in a small apartment building on the ground floor. It was a warm and cozy place. I loved the building so much that as I drove back and forth to church, I regularly looked for vacancy signs.

I had no idea that on those visits to Ms. George’s apartment, there was something, or rather someone special frequenting the lower level of her building.

Years later, Ms. George moved to a larger complex for Senior’s and I found my own warm and cozy apartment close to my job.

In 2010, about 10 to 12 years later, a revelation came to light.

All of this time and then some, I was longing to meet my future husband. I would eyeball a handsome gentlemen pushing a cart through the produce section and wonder, “Is he the one for me?” Have you ever woke up in the morning and wondered if that day would be the day God would send the answer to your prayer?

Will today be the day you are healed? Will today be the day you land your dream job? Will today be the day your children turn their grades around?

Your answered prayer is closer than what you can see.

If only I had a quarter for every time the Lord seemed too far from my circumstance. Was He working on my behalf? I prayed but I could not see an answer or confirmation that my voice was heard.

And somewhere on the other side of town, Ronnie was looking for his future wife. Where could she be? Even during his travel to Africa, he pondered if he would find her there. Was she in Ghana? Nigeria?

Little did I know that a decade before meeting my husband I would be laughing with Ms. George and eating pie in an apartment building that Ronnie owned! No, I was not in Africa but upstairs in a property that belonged to him! As I was upstairs visiting with Ms. George, he was downstairs taking care of management and maintenance affairs.

I don’t know how we never met back then, but I take comfort in knowing that God was working a divine plan when my eyes could not see.

This is how close we are to our blessings! In the natural realm, we see empty promises and unanswered prayers, but in the Spirit God is WORKING!

When we are ready, when God says it is time, He pulls your promise from the spiritual realm to the natural. Before you know it, you are face to face with your miracle!

Woman of God, walk by faith and not by sight.

Ronnie and I shared paths on the days I thought I would always be alone. But God was writing our love story even then.

My blessing was never far away. As long as God is near, so shall my blessings be!

Whatever it is you are waiting for, keep waiting…keep believing…and you will receive.

Your blessing just might be right upstairs. ;)

Abundantly Alive in Christ,


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