Lord let me be a blessing to someone today.
When I get up in the morning this is my prayer, Lord let me be a blessing to someone today. However in the back of my mind I am sometimes thinking, Lord don’t let that blessing take too much time I have a lot on my plate today. Be honest we all have those thoughts .We know that our life is made up of a series of moments, some crucial, some special and others that we miss entirely because our minds are on auto pilot... We may never know when we might have missed that moment when we could have made a difference in someone’s life. How many times have we not written that letter of encouragement, e-mailed or posted on someone’s Facebook our love and support for them? Maybe we should have pulled out our phone to call them but in that selfish place in our mind we chose not to. That someone might need more of us than we are willing to give today. How about the times we have missed giving a compliment to someone? We think it but we don’t say it. Yesterday I saw an acquaintance, a lovely woman nearing her nineties. She was dressed beautifully not a hair out of place. I noticed a lovely brooch pinned to her dress. She looks great I thought, as I rushed past her. My conscious got the better of me later.. How long and hard she must have struggled this morning to do the things we take for granted when we’re younger. That brooch clasp itself might have been a struggle for her. Why, Why, Why didn’t I slow down match my pace to her’s and say, You look beautiful today? This one hit home with me, how many times have I failed to be a blessing to someone? How about the times I failed to say thank you, or the most wanted phase of all, to say I love you. What is the old saying, Time waits for no man? I don’t have the answer to these missed opportunities except that we need to be careful each day, for all of us have the power to impact someone’s life with just a few words. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4