“You Are Charged To Be A Blessing To Those You Touch…”

I can’t remember if it was my pastor or the worship leader yesterday who said “You are charged to be a blessing to those you touch“. That really resonated with me yesterday and is still ringing in my head today. I thought I’d share those words here so y’all can let it sink in as well.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the power of our words/actions. Especially when to us, the moment seems like a casual encounter. You never know if something you do/say might change someone else’s life for better OR for worse.

If you knew that every word out of your mouth could make a difference in someone else’s life…would you change what you say?

I was a very naive child/teen/young adult and when I think back on some of the things I let persuade and influence me…I’m ashamed. Especially when those influences might have compelled me into actions towards others that were hurtful.

That said, the good AND the bad of¬†yesterday¬†definitely made me into who I am today and for that I’m grateful.

To those I might have hurt, either with my words, my lack of words, my actions or my inactions…I am so sorry. I can’t think of a single moment in my life where my desire was TRULY to hurt or harm. I might have wanted to get a point across sternly…sure. In high school, I might have been just trying to go along with the crowd in an effort to “fit in” (who really fits in in high school?). I might have just been annoyed or having a bad day. But I’ve never wanted another to hurt. Not to truly hurt.

I can think of exactly ONE instance where my goal was to upset another person. I feared for their life and their health and I (to this day) felt the ends justified the means.

I can be short, I can be abrupt and I can be insensitive…but from here on out I am going to try my best (which is only possible for me through God’s Grace) to be a blessing to those I touch. I will fail. Probably more than I will succeed…but I will try.

I am shy, I am a hermit and I am VERY private. These are all things that make it hard for me to reach out to others. However, if I don’t reach out, I can’t bless others. It will be an ongoing struggle for me. In the end though, I think I’ll find it worth it.

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