As Christians, we are called to be a blessing to others. What does this mean for you?
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing (Genesis 12:2)
First and foremost, to be a blessing To others means living out our faith in a way that makes a positive impact on the people around us.
It means showing love and compassion, being honest and sincere, and doing what we can to make someone’s day.
Ultimately, this is what makes us truly happy, when we can make someone else’s life just a little bit better.
So whether it’s taking the time to listen attentively, lending an encouraging word, or simply doing something kind for no reason at all, letting others know that we care about them is one of the most valuable things we can do.
Here are 5 tips to be a blessing
1: Be Grateful to Be a Blessing to Others
Gratitude is a key ingredient in happiness. Being grateful for what you have in your life helps you to appreciate the good moments and make better decisions in difficult times.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
We start to see everything as a Blessing from God and we start living with an attitude of gratitude.
When we focus on what God has done for us regardless of the circumstances; others will see it.
It will help you connect with others and make them more likely to accept a blessing from you.
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)
When we are grateful for our own blessings we give ourselves willingly. It will not be a chore or a burden to extend ourselves to others that need us.
2: Be a Blessing with Our Time & Resources
Giving generously of our time and resources can be a powerful way to bless others. It can show that we care about them and want to help.
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35)
Give our time, money, or resources to organizations or people who need them. We can donate money to these organizations, or give resources such as food or clothing.
Also, giving of our time by doing things like helping out at a homeless shelter, visiting a sick person in the hospital, or participating in a community project.
Or we can give directly to people or families who need it the most. I’m sure if we look around we can see many opportunities.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. (Hebrews 13:16)
Whatever we do, let it be with the intention of blessing others.
3: Serve Others Like Jesus Came to Serve
When Jesus came to earth, he wanted to be a blessing to others. He came to serve and love people.
Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28)
He wanted us to do the same. We can serve others by doing things like being kind, listening, and helping people when they need it.
We make someone’s day better because we listen and show kindness. Serving others is a great way to connect with them and make a difference in their lives.
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. (Luke 6:31)
Serving others will make them feel good and make us feel loved too!
4: Set the Example for Others
There are a few easy steps that anyone can take to be a good example to others.
If we are a good example it can have a domino affect so others can be blessed
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers as an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)
When we set an example for others to follow, they are more likely to do the same. Our actions speak louder than words and our deeds will often influence those around us in a positive way.
We should be aware of the impact that we have on those around us.
Continue your good work even when no one is watching.
5: Be a Blessing to Others with a Positive Attitude
Positive attitudes are contagious and can have a powerful impact on the lives of others.
When we have a positive outlook, it can make us more optimistic, help us to feel happier, and boost our energy.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, (Ephesians 4:2)
It can also help us to be more helpful and supportive.
Having a positive attitude is not only good for our own well-being; it can also be great for the people around us.
Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. (Philippians 2:4)
People will know if you really want to be there or not. So make sure you smile.
Being a blessing in the lives of others is not easy, but it is definitely worth it! There is nothing better than being able to help those around you.
If you are able to be a blessing in someone’s life, you have done a great job!
I wear many hats; Wife, Mom, Minister, Blogger and Entrepreneur.
It’s not easy juggling everything but with the Grace of God, I can do all things!
My plate is full but my cup runneth over!!