Blessings are a big deal. The following is something I shared with some friends as we examined how we are blessed, how we bless others and the conversations that come back to us. I pray that our understanding of this will revolutionize the way we think of ourselves and the way we treat others.
Hebrews 7:7 NLT
And without question, the person who has the power to give a blessing is greater than the one who is blessed.
Understanding who we are is vital. It battles depression. It puts an end to questions of identity. It even pushes away living for the wrong reasons. We are the people of blessing. God destined us for blessings.
Blessings don’t come inherently from what we do. Each one begins inside of us, deep in our hearts. The blessings find their origin in God. Just like He created us to walk with Him, God created us to live with and to give blessing.
Being a blessing is a choice. But it is strange that being a blessing also becomes a life style. In our line of work it is easy to loose sight of the blessings and become hardened to other people. We must be reminded of our blessings.
When others speak blessings over us, we need to take seriously what is said. Some of those things hit us well and ought to be held tightly to while other words and thoughts, what some might call blessings, really aren't that at all. Be wise.
It is not about you. Be careful because this is a place that many of us stumble. It is all about God. He is the reason we are blessed. He is the reason we bless others. When we are in the way, it is like an artery being clogged that doesn’t allow blood to circulate.
Make sure you are clear and ready to receive and to give blessings.
You are blessed. You are blessed to be a blessing!
Ephesians 1:3 NLT
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.