“God told Abram: ‘Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you. I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.’ So Abram left just as God said.” Genesis 12:1-4
When someone blesses you, you may want to find a way to bless someone else. Someone pays for your meal at a restaurant; then, you look for opportunities to pay for someone else’s meal. Maybe you are behind someone in the checkout lane who doesn’t have enough money to cover their groceries; you pay the difference. Although you worked for the money, you turned God’s financial blessings outward to bless someone else.
God went to Abram with a promise. He was going to bring blessing, prosperity, and multiplication to his life. Abram had the opportunity to obey and receive the blessing or to remain stationary and forgo the blessing. However, God’s promise was not just going to affect Abram. On the way to God’s blessing, Abram was going to be the channel for other people to receive God’s blessings. That’s the key: our destiny really isn’t about us. We might be carrying God’s promise with us, but He always wants it to include other people. Our obedience to follow God’s instructions will have a ripple effect. Your children, friends, family, and even strangers will be impacted by your obedience to follow God’s call. So, what is God asking you to do today? Remember, your destiny is never just about you. Out of your obedience, God will not only bless you but people you have yet to meet.