Blessed to Be a Blessing

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

What questions must have raced through Abraham’s mind! Interrupting his life, God had directed him to “go forth from your country, and from your relatives…to the land which I will show you” (v. 1). He would be moving in a new direction, not knowing what was ahead or what the future would hold.

But God would describe the blessings that awaited him. He would become a great nation, and his name would be great. And his descendants would be more numerous than the stars (Genesis 15:5). Yet Abraham didn’t realize these promises wouldn’t be fulfilled for many years. It would be a journey of faith, filled with many unknowns.

But God was faithful, and He fulfilled every promise to Abraham. At the end of his life, it could be said, “the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things” (Genesis 24:1).

God also explained to Abraham why he was being blessed. It wasn’t to achieve fame or gain rewards, nor to become popular or powerful. Instead, Abraham was blessed so he could be a blessing.

He was given wisdom so that he might share his wisdom with others. He learned how to walk with God so he could be our example as the “father of faith.” He was given material riches so he could share those riches with others.

These same principles can be true in your life.

Take a moment to think about the many ways God has blessed you. He has promised to meet your needs and reward your faithfulness. But He also wants you to remember that He has blessed you so that you can bless others. He wants you to share His wisdom and the resources He has given you. You’re called to encourage others, pray for the sick, and spread the Good News!