Outbless Others

By Jeff Kemp Published on April 5, 2017

 

There’s a way to compete and win … that lets others win too. Take a look and see how it works.

Game Plan:

“Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for you to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” I Peter 3:9, ESV

Time Out:

What did God do for you when you didn’t deserve it?

Did He bless you so that you could be a bucket that stingily collects blessings?

Or, did He call you to be a funnel that joyfully passes blessings through to other people on God’s behalf?

If we think of our interaction with people from a selfish and consumeristic standpoint, we will be transactional. We’ll want to get more from them than they get from us. But, we won’t end up happy, nor will we add value to the relationship.

I want to treat people well on God’s behalf. Let’s invest in the future of our relationships by aiming to go above and beyond normal in blessing others.

Go Deep:

In every situation, with every person, in every interaction … outbless other people.

Be kinder to them … more patient with them … more forgiving to them.

Be more encouraging and positive with them. Be more generous to them.

 

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