Be a Blessing
I will multiply your descendants as the stars of
heaven, and will give your descendants all these
lands; and by your descendants all the nations of
the earth shall be blessed;
One last question that most of us ask ourselves
is What does God want me to be? God wants us to be
a blessing. It is His plan to use us to bless those
around us. Whether we are a blessing materially,
monetarily, spiritually, intellectually,
emotionally, physically, etc. God wants us to be a blessing to
everyone around us. As an example, Psalm 133 talks
about brothers being a blessing when they get along.
When brothers do not get along, the opposite is true
they are a curse to everyone around them rather
than a blessing. Psalm 37:26 talks about being
gracious and lending and being a blessing that way.
Again, the opposite is true to be stingy and
selfish is to be a curse. Proverbs 11:11 states that
a city can be blessed by a righteous man who lives
in it, but it is cursed by a wicked resident,
showing our ability to be a blessing on a city-wide
went so far as to command us to be a blessing to
those who curse us and are our enemies (Luke 6:28).
Never repay evil with evil, but overcome evil with
good (Romans 12:20-21).
By doing good works, we are a blessing. By
encouraging others to follow God we are a blessing.
By teaching others God's word we are a blessing. By
being a godly father and husband we are a blessing
to our children and our wife. By doing anything good
we are being a blessing. And by walking with God
while we are here on earth, we are being a blessing
now and our life will prove to be a blessing to
others even after we are gone. Some men's lives have
proven to be a blessing to the world even to the
present day (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Gutenberg, Salk,
Pasteur, the apostle Paul, etc.). Jesus' life proved
to be the ultimate life of blessing to the world,
for by Him and through Him all men now have access
to God and can walk with God and be His friend.
By making godly choices our life will prove to be
a blessing. Even in the smallest of things. Always look for
opportunities to be a blessing to the people around
you. As Jesus faced the cross in the Garden of
Gethsemane and chose to be a blessing to the world,
so must we. Choose to be a blessing. To your family,
friends, neighbors, co-workers, clients and even
strangers, regardless of how they treat you.
In all things be a blessing. Because God wants you to be a blessing.
It is His purpose for your life. It is why He called
you and saved you.
"Choose you this day whom you will
serve.....but as for me and my house, we will serve