Be the Blessing

Do you want to be blessed? Dumb question, right? Everyone wants to be blessed, but few understand how that really happens. True blessings come from giving, not receiving. That is counter-intuitive to our thinking.

We are selfish by nature and thus we want others to give to us. For those who want to live a blessed life, I have good news for you. It is not too late to be blessed beyond your wildest dreams. You just have to be willing to be the blessing.

When we bless other people (not expecting anything in return), it gives the person receiving the blessing relief, comfort, and possibly even an answer to their prayers. In return, we grow emotionally and spiritually. There is something about giving unselfishly that just feels good. When you give and have no hidden motive it is like setting a caged bird free to fly. It is liberating for the bird and exhilarating for you. It is fun!

You might be thinking, “I don’t have the means to be a blessing to others.” Well, take off the blinders and think outside the box. There are many ways to be a blessing. Can you give your time to someone in need? Can you give a word of encouragement? Can you give them a ride? Can you comfort them when they are grieving? Can you send a card to someone in prison? Can you help a widow with some chores? Can you pray with them? It does not have to be expensive to bless someone. It just takes a little effort and caring enough to be the blessing.

I pray that you are blessed, not just for your benefit, but so that you may be a channel of blessing to others. You now have the secret within your grasp. What are you going to do with it?

Shalom!

Dan Skognes

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