A song from my girlhood filtered through my mind earlier this evening. That song is entitled, "Make Me A Blessing".
Out in the highways and byways of life, Many are weary and sad; Carry the sunshine where darkness is rife making the sorrowing glad.
Am I doing that? Am I carrying "sunshine" into the darkness or am I adding to the darkness by being so focused on the darkness that I only deepen it for myself and others? Are you?
Tell the sweet story of Christ and His love; Tell of His power to forgive; Others will trust Him if only you prove true every moment you live.
Am I doing that? Am I talking about Christ, His love? Am I remembering and sharing what He has done in my life and wants to do in the life of others or am I only talking about myself and all of my "issues"? Are you?
Give as 'twas given to you in your need; Love as the Master loved you; Be to the helpless a helper indeed; Unto your mission be true.
Am I doing that? God has given me everything of any true value. Am I freely sharing what He has given me with others? Am I loving others as He has loved me? Am I being a helper or am I being a hindrance? Are you?
Make me a blessing, Make me a blessing, Out of my life May Jesus shine; Make me a blessing, O savior, I pray, I pray Thee, my Savior, Make me a blessing to someone today.
Is this my prayer every day? Am I asking God to make me a blessing and to shine out through my life or am I only saying, "Bless me, Lord!"? Are you?
May we turn our eyes off of ourselves and onto Christ. When we do so, we will find that instead of crying out "Bless me, Lord!" we will cry out, "Make me a blessing to someone today!"