As we gather to see friends and family this weekend, I wonder how we might be a true blessing. I've spent too many holidays easily offended, moody, exhausted, irritable, judgmental, and negative. I've spent too many holidays thinking of myself and my own needs.
Since action flows from belief, I've fashioned 3 tips to help me be a blessing.
1. Believe I'm on assignment from God to bless and encourage through words, gifts, and prayer. Ask God to show me where, who, when, and how to bless.
2. Believe the best about everyone. Assume pure motives. Imagine the highest good about others instead of judging, criticizing, and complaining. I forgive and release bitterness when I ask God to help me see the best in others.
3. Believe other people have extraordinary things to teach me. I ask God to make me humble, teachable, and amazed by others.
We believe we have a Christmas mission. We believe the best. We believe in the capacity of every soul to teach us.
Do you have a tip for being a Christmas blessing?