Be a Blessing

When was the last time that you offered help to somebody? Three hours ago? Yesterday? Last week? Many months ago? Or you can’t remember at all? It happens. I do too. There are times that unknowingly, we help people who are in need. We tend to forget them not because we do not remember, but because it is so natural to us, that it means nothing, but means a whole lot to others. It can be as simple as letting others in a rush go first in a line, or lending them something that they don’t have. Or it can be something as heroic as helping them go through life’s biggest challenges or saving someone from dying. I even know somebody who donated one of his kidneys to a person who had kidney failure. He is lacking body organs but he is perfectly fit and fine. He even engages in heavy exercise routines. But more than functioning normally, I believe that what he had done has made a big impact not only in the donee’s part, but more on the donor’s life. 

More often than not, being a blessing to somebody else makes our life more colorful. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the people that we have helped sends signals to our brains that “hey you have brighten up somebody else’s life”, which makes our sickly world worth living in. This reminds us that no matter how bad our life has been, still, there are a lot of reasons for us to be happy about. 

Also, we have to remember that God is good, not only all the time, but, every time. He blesses each and everyone of us, but especially those who help the needy. 

“It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.” (Ephesians 2:10 LB)

About ten years ago, God has made me realise, that what my role in this life is to help the people whom He has sent to be by my side. And up to the present, I think it still is my role. And I will forever thank God for everything that He has given me (and it still continues) and be a blessing to those that need me. 😊

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