“I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless him who blesses you. And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:2-3, NKJV)
The blessing of God is the most powerful manifestation of God in the earth. In fact, from the beginning in Genesis 1 God revealed His perfect will that man should be blessed: “He blessed them and said…” (1:28). In fact the very first words that struck the human ear were the words of the blessing. If it was ever God’s will to bless His people it is still His will to bless His people.
By declaring the blessing over man, God gave him the ability to succeed, prosper, bear much fruit, and enjoy longeviity. The blessing was tied to man’s relationship and faithfulness to God including keeping to the Word of God (Deuteronomy 28:1-2). If we keep His Word, the blessing literally comes up on us and overtakes us.
That said, it is important to understand that the blessing has a mission and a mandate. If we accept the blessing, we also have to accept the assignment (like Abraham) to be a blessing. Our job is to empower others to prosper and succeed like God has empowered us. Make an extra special effort today to find someone and bless their life today. Find a way to empower them today to prosper and succeed. As you do, the blessing will continue to abide and work in your own life and family.
The blessing is working in you now!