We Are Blessed to be a Blessing
So many times, we forget that we are blessed. Yes, we suffer from a mental illness but that does not negate God’s blessings on our lives. Every day that we wake up and have the wherewithal to go through the day feeling well is a blessing. Each small victory we have is a blessing. Each time we can touch another with our story is a blessing. God is blessing us in so many ways that sometimes we can take that for granted. We need to be more aware of the way God is blessing us, so we can be a blessing to others.
Being a blessing to others is not complicated. We do not have to stretch ourselves too much to brighten someone’s day. A simple smile and cheerful hello could be all that person needs to give them something to smile about. Sending someone a card telling them you care and are praying for them would be a blessing to them. It’s so easy and simple things can bring the biggest blessing.
But not only will doing things for others bring them blessings, these blessings get multiplied back to you. You will never regret blessing someone. A few weeks ago, I was asked to bring dinner to a family whose husband had a stroke. The family lived quite a ways from me and taking them dinner was going to be a strain on my time. I had to shop for the ingredients, assemble and bake the casserole, put it into a travel bag and drive the 45 minutes to their home. All on a Friday night when my family was over and wanting dinner as well. I obeyed God in this and I was thoroughly blessed when I saw the thankfulness on their faces. It was a simple act of obedience on my part that brought me a huge blessing and I am so glad I obeyed.
See, simple things bring blessings. We do not have to complicate this. God blesses us, so we can bless others. I know that sometimes the hardest thing we do in a day is getting out of bed. Days are dark, tiring and anxiety that builds so much we are frozen in fear. These are the times we need a blessing. God says you reap what you sow. If you have been a blessing to others, God will have others be a blessing to you right when you need it. He will send blessings your way at just the right time. Remember we are blessed so we can be a blessing and others will then be a blessing to us.