BE THE BLESSING

 

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa

Every day we encounter people from all walks of life – our neighbors, co-workers, people in the grocery store, on the street etc. and we do not really know what challenges they are facing in their life. They may be dealing with problems of addiction, family matters, sickness or numerous other issues that are hidden underneath a smile and a brief hello. Someone you know is lonely, they need a hug or a phone call to let them know you are thinking of them. You can be the blessing they are praying for. Many people are sick and discouraged. An encouraging positive word from you may be an answer to their prayer. Take the time to be a blessing to someone. You have more power in your words than you can ever know.

Proverbs 18:21 says, “Life and death are in the power of our tongue.”

Wake up in the morning with the attitude that you will be a blessing to someone today.

If you become a blessing to others, God will make sure that you receive the blessings that you need. You are sowing the seeds for blessings to come into your life. God has called us to “lift people up” that are broken. We do not know why God has put specific people in our path but I believe it is for a reason. We are called to be the hands and feet of God to help ease the pain in the life of others.

Be observant. Look for the discouraged and the cries for help. Send your love and encouragement to them. Be compassionate and let your emotions feel their need. Your emotion of love is a powerful force inside of you, which can be sent “wireless” to others. God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.

There is no greater feeling than to BE THE BLESSING!

 

By carol

Carol Ann Bailey EdD, Retired Associate Vice Chancellor, Regional Programs Assistant Professor, Director of Center for Rural Health, Retired, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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