—–being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Elijah McCoy invented a cup that automatically dripped oil and it was installed on locomotives. Soon, everyone wanted a “McCoy Cup” because it greatly increased engine efficiency. Because of its popularity, there were many inferior copies made; so many in fact, that train engineers had to demand “the real McCoy” in order to get the genuine article.
On the surface, many people appear to have a blessed life. They have the house, the car, the vacations, and the career. But as we have all witnessed during the recent economic downturn, those things are not the mark of a blessed life; they are merely an inferior copy of “the real McCoy.”
A genuinely blessed life is one that is lived in the obedience and direction of God despite circumstances and regardless of material possessions. It is experiencing blessings in ways the world cannot understand or offer, and it’s only available to those who seek His will and His way.
If you desire to have a life that is truly blessed by God, don’t settle for an imitation. Ask God to lead you to “the real McCoy.” ———–From Turning Point
God’s commands are designed to guide you to life’s very best.