As much as I have been writing about community and giving and blessing others, you all are probably going to start thinking that I am going to hit you up for money or something else.
But I’m not.
You see, while I am glad you all come over to visit and read my posts. When I am writing, I am mostly writing for myself.
I need these almost daily reminders that it is Jesus first, others second, and then myself.
I need these daily reminders not to just sit on my “bum” and complain about how unfair life is.
I need these reminders that I can make a difference even if it is just a small one.
I need these reminders that I need community and to be a part of something greater than myself.
I need these reminders that every single day I should be reaching out to someone to be a blessing to them.
I get caught up in the excuses of:
“I can’t leave my house because of Grandma.”
“I don’t have any money.”
“I don’t know how to do that.”
I get so focused on what I don’t have to give that I’m missing out on what I do: myself.
I have time. Since I take care of my grandmother that means that I have lots of “free” time as long as I don’t leave the house without her or for more than an hour or so. So how can I use that free time to bless others?
I have talents. I enjoy crocheting, writing, baking, cooking, crafting, and many other things. How can I use those talents to bless others?
I have spiritual gifts. How can I use those gifts to bless others?
How can I use what God has given me to bless others?
These are all questions that I have been asking myself lately. I don’t want to be a taker. I want to be a giver. I want to be a blessing to other people.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a million dollars to use to help other people.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to write praise songs like Chris Tomlin does.
But I wasn’t placed where the Lord can use be like that.
I was placed where I am to be a blessing to others.
A blessing to my grandmother
A blessing to my parents
A blessing to my sister and her family
A blessing to my friends
A blessing to you who read this blog
I was created to be a blessing and so were you.
Who are you blessing today?
Are you a mom? How are you blessing your children?
Are you a wife? How are you blessing your husband?
How are you blessing the people that you work with?
How are you blessing your friends?
Go on. Be a blessing to someone today…They’ll thank God for it.