It’s a Tough Question… What’s Your Answer?

by Michelle Acker on June 6, 2013

in Learning the Art of Living

This shirt helped fund brain surgery for babies in Uganda!  How cool is that?
This shirt helped fund brain surgery for babies in Uganda! How cool is that?

It’s a tough question….


What am I taking for granted?


It’s not hard to quickly figure out the beginning of a long list:

  • a husband and a good marriage

  • children

  • extended family nearby

  • clean water

  • plentiful food

  • a home

  • sleep

  • health

  • a job I love

  • dear friends who encourage me constantly

  • even this blog…

But it IS tough to think about just how many blessings I do have and I absolutely take for granted.



So what is YOUR answer?

What are YOU taking for granted that someone else is praying for?


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie June 6, 2013 at 10:03 AM

The many different versions of Bible available to me when so many others have no access to God’s word in their own language.

~ linda June 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM

OUCH! is right! “For granted” comes far easier than I realize. Days just swim by and I may never even realize that I missed something of much importance. I believe I take for granted the blessings of God…I catch some, but certainly not all. He is ever gracious and grants much to me. I just miss so much because I do not even look. How can I see when I don’t even LOOK. You list the basics of life, yet how many in this world never have known shelter, pure and running water, clean clothes, and on and on. Oh, I am blessed beyond measure.
Thanks for this hearty reminder of what is really important. Much to ponder.
Caring through Christ, ~ linda

April June 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Everything you listed for sure – but most importantly the ability to praise The Lord, share His words and worship openly and honestly. Being able to write about Him, His grace, and His love daily are such a blessing we often take for granted. Our country is not as Christ friendly as it once was, and I think we will see a decline in our ability to be so open about our faith, but that is when the church surely thrives – when we are outcast, jailed, and persecuted just as the disciples were. That is when His message touched so many!! Thanks for hosting the link up again this week!!!!!

Joanne Viola June 6, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Your entire list is a start. But today I realize how I take for granted being able to go shopping & out to lunch with my mom, who is 78 years old. So glad we were able to do that today! Thanks for hosting the link up but more so for causing me to think on this today 🙂

Amanda Jones June 6, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Wow. I have lived this for the last 10 months as a traveling missionary here in the United States… yet, even at our lowest points (materially) I know for a fact somewhere else in the world, someone is praying for even the simplest smallest things I take for granted! Thank you for this thought provoking post!

Lyli @ 3dLessons4Life June 7, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Love this! I spent most of last year not feeling well after a surgery gone awry… I have learned to not take my health for granted.

emily wierenga June 15, 2013 at 9:47 PM

wow, yes, we have so much to be grateful for… thank you for this gentle reminder.

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