It’s easy for us to give when it’s for a good cause or to those we love, but what about giving to the undeserving? To those who least deserve our blessing? Being a blessing can actually be harder than we think. So how can we be a blessing?
Not too long ago I was faced with a difficult situation to either give or not give to someone who was in need. They came to me asking for money, but the first thing that came to my mind was, “Why should I give to you? Maybe you should have been more responsible with your expenses!“
In my mind, they didn’t deserve my help. I left the situation with “I don’t think I can help”, but it was at that moment when God challenged me with two choices:
Do you want to be a blessing to them or not?
It never occurred to me that I could and should be a blessing to those who don’t deserve it. I always opened myself to being a blessing to good causes; missionaries, non-profit organizations, ect. But God opened my heart to what his own heart desires for – To love the undeserving.
1 John 3:16 says, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” Jesus spent most of his days serving those who were disliked and least respected in the community. He laid down his life for the the adulterer, tax collectors, criminals, and even you.
He sacrificed his life for us while we were sinners and underserving of his grace and mercy. He gave us eternal life when we didn’t deserve eternal life. Jesus did all of this out of love, and he expects us to walk in this kind of love for others.
Be a blessing to others by giving what they don’t have and deserve.
The heart of a true giver is one that gives without any reason but to love. May we all live lives to give than to gain. Where in your daily life is God calling you to show love to the underserving? It’s those who least deserve our love that can benefit greatly of God’s love and mercy.
Christ laid his life down for us, unworthy sinners. He calls us to do the same by laying down our lives to those who may not know Christ or even to those who hurt us. Be careful to not limit your ability to be a blessing. It can be easy to target our blessings only to those we want to bless, but we must be a blessing to all.
The only way to be a blessing is to live as Christ lived; a selfless life full of love, grace, and mercy.
When you bless others, you yourself will be filled and blessed. Proverbs 11:25 says, “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Live the life that God has called you to live. He wants you to experience life to the fullest, and by being a blessing, you will have that. So remember, be a blessing.