Be a blessing instead

Nothing real earth-shattering here, just something I’ve been kicking around for a while.  Probably in response to some sermons I’ve listened to online, via podcast or whatever, but I am getting tired of asking God to bless me.

God is gonna bless me if I do this or if I give that.

He’s gonna overflow me with blessing.

So much blessing I can’t contain it.

God please bless me, bless me, bless me…

Hasn’t he blessed me enough?  I have a roof over my head, I have a car, I have a TV, I have a cell phone, I have some sweet guitars, I have, I have, I have…not to mention an awesome wife and two great kids and family and friends.  (I almost didn’t mention them because usually when Christians are talking about blessing, they are talking about money.)

But man, I am blessed beyond anything I deserve.  In fact, speaking of money, I have a few bucks in a bank account, that makes me one of the richest people in the world.

Anyway, so I have been thinking about blessing, and want to change from God bless me to God let me be a blessing to someone else.  Yeah, that’s good.  I wanna be a blessing to someone else.  I want to help, encourage, lift up, pray for, motivate someone else.  I want to tell someone about Jesus, about the forgiveness of sins and the need for repentance and the peace that surpasses all understanding. 

Funny thing though, since I live in the USA and since people here, myself included, are so driven by money and possessions, I wonder if I truly mean what I am saying.  Do I really want to be a blessing or is there a splinter in the back of my mind that knows that if I am a blessing to someone else, God is gonna bless me back?  Am I just playing lip-service to the ‘God don’t bless me, let me be a blessing” stuff?  Or do I really mean it?

I can be honest and say I don’t know for sure.  But I want to be that.  I want to be concerned with others, I want to be a blessing.  I want to be so into Jesus that whatever the circumstances I will look upon them as a blessing from God and continue to bless others.

2 thoughts on “Be a blessing instead

  1. Hi how are you?I was looking through your blog, and I found it interesting, and inspiring to me, so I thought why not leave you a comment. I have a blog also obviously and would like to invite you to become my blog pal.I mostly post about the Southern California experience through the perspective of personal writings, and my art. Maybe you can become my friend, and follow, and I can also follow you, if that is okay. Well I hope to hear from you soon… Jesse

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