Confession: sometimes I withhold blessings from others. Maybe I don’t pay a compliment that’s deserved because part of me is jealous. Maybe I don’t bestow an encouraging word to a child whose behavior angers me. Maybe I disagree with my husband and then don’t extend an olive branch out of pride.
Everyone loses, even if I’m the only one aware that it’s happened.
I recently heard preached, “Your mind is a reflection of your actions. When you do right you will feel right.” Feeling right isn’t found in the quest for self-esteem, but by esteeming others. “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” ~Philippians 2:3
We hold the power each and every day to bestow blessings. It doesn’t require money in our bank account or fancy credentials. Look your child in the eye and give your undivided attention; drop a note in the mail to the friend who weighs on your heart; text your husband just to tell him he’s loved.
Stop and listen to a friend who needs your ear, even if you don’t know what to say.
Knowing that God sacrificed his only son for us and Jesus laid down his life to save ours, how can we justify withholding blessings within our power to bestow?
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