When I first got baptized, I was like, "Bring on the blessings!"
I couldn't wait for the Lord to bless me with an awesome career, an amazing spouse, loads of gifts and talents and rainbows and smiley faces and … you get the idea.
At 15 years old, I meant well. I knew that following God was the right thing to do. I believed in Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He made for me. I wanted to hitch my wagon to His.
But, I'll admit, my focus was mostly on the blessings. I was primarily focusing on what was in it for me.