I Am Blessed

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I’ve always struggled with the phrase “I am blessed.” That’s because to me, it almost feels like I’m saying I’m blessed because I’ve done something to deserve God’s blessing. The truth is I don’t deserve God’s blessing anymore than anyone else on this planet.

So what do I do with the verse Genesis 12:2? God says, “I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.” It’s right there God said, “I will bless you.”

However, here is the kicker. It didn’t stop at you or me just receiving a blessing. It finishes by saying “you will be a blessing to others.”

I’m thinking this is similar to the Peter Parker principle from Spiderman that says, “With Great power comes great responsibility.” In this context, with God’s great blessings comes an even greater responsibility for us — to be a blessing to others.

Wally

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