I have a problem with guilt. You can ask any of my family members. I always feel guilty for things people shouldn’t feel guilty.
I am generally content with my life…but then the guilt starts to creep in. What right do I have to live a life of contentment when they are so many who suffer? What right do I have to be so blessed by no work of my own, but by the gifts of God.
There is a fine line here. God blesses us. We are not promised happiness, but when He gives us these gifts, we should be thankful. I have the right to celebrate and be content in my amazing Father who grants me blessings.
Sing, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O Israel!
Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem!
However, I also have the obligation to help those in need. So, while I don’t need to feel guilty for my blessings or happiness; I do need to use my many blessings and gifts to help others in any and all ways that I can.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms – 1 Peter 4:10
It’s a fine line I’m still trying to master.