Be a Blessing
Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
If you really want to be blessed, be a blessing to somebody else. If you really want to be helped, help somebody else. If you want to get over your issues, step into the issues that somebody else is facing. If you want to win your battle, take your weapon and stand beside somebody else and fight the good fight.
When you jump into the lived experience of others with the purpose of bringing joy, you will also leave with joy. That’s because you can’t bless somebody else without getting blessed yourself.
The key is to stop focusing only on self—my hurt, my pain, my shame, my struggle. Don’t be so insular that the entire content of your life is about you. That’s not what makes for a good Christian.
What makes for good Christian discipleship is bearing one another’s burdens, walking in fellowship one with another, letting the strong bear the infirmity of the weak, gathering together for prayer, fellowship, and the breaking of bread, and going out into this world together to make disciples.
We are living in an excessively insular world. People are so focused on themselves that they miss blessings that others possess for them.
Turn your attention outward, and then go be a blessing to someone today.