What is true blessing? I think many people within the consumerist mindset skew blessing.
I believe it is the gift of not needing to find our identity in looking better or having better things rather than receiving a raise on our job.
I believe it is the freedom from feeling you need more money, food, friends...freedom from fear that Jesus is leading you in a direction that seems “downhill” or on a thinner, less walked, harder road rather than the fact that there was a sale today and you saved a few bucks (when you, like me, might already have a ton more than most of the rest of the population in the world).
I believe it is the freedom to doing the simple, “little” things like knowing, loving, and serving people in their brokenness rather than...I think you get the idea.
Our focus should not be on “the things of the world,” but on confidence and contentment with God and what His kingdom brings.
Paul considered everything (a good name, stable income, respect, being accepted by the culture or religious system...) as loss compared to knowing Christ.