Inspiration,  Lifestyle

Be a Blessing

Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

It’s so easy in life to get wrapped up in ourselves and the things we want and desire. So much so, that we forget how important it is to help others when they need it. God loves to see us helping each other. It’s what we’re supposed to do. And let’s be honest, the feeling you get knowing that you’ve helped someone out, isn’t half bad either.

One gloomy Sunday morning, I was on my way to pick up breakfast. I wasn’t in the best mood simply because my weekend and the previous week had been pretty much the pits up until now. Once I made it to the drive thru window to pay for my food (I was getting fast food. Like I said, I wasn’t in a good mood, so a quick and easy meal that I didn’t cook was what I was after…#sueme), the young man in the window let me know that the person in front of me already paid for my food, and wanted to give me this card:

Instantly, my day was made! That small gesture of kindness from a complete stranger was enough to overpower everything that had me down in the dumps. To know that there are kindhearted people in the world, and to experience just a small portion of that kindness made me realize that everything that I was previously upset about was so minuscule, and quite frankly, ridiculous.

As I drove home, something dawned on me. I had just witnessed God’s blessings come full circle. Earlier that week, I donated to someone who was collecting money for a family with children that unexpectedly lost their mother to a heart attack. The situation touched my heart, so I gave what I had, said a prayer for the family, and honestly, I didn’t think about it anymore.

Now the point of this story is not the amount that was given, or how big or small the situation was. It’s not about money. It’s about your intentions…your heart. It’s about faithfully doing your part to willfully be the bridge between Heaven and Earth. This is what God intended for us. As we are blessed, we should see fit to bless others. Cheerfully and sincerely giving is a way to let others see God in you. What other motivation is needed?

It is my hope and prayer that we all realize how important it is help one another. Be the light that brightens someone’s day. Be the motivation that keeps someone going. Be the pleasant surprise that they never knew they would get, and one day, someone will be that for you. Besides, we all know the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

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