Abram is the great ‘proto-type’ for every believer. Therefore, God’s promise to him is equally His promise to us: “I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.”
This blessing is not to become an end in itself. God wants to bless you so that you can be a blessing to others. That is why this blessing is worth pursuing. Abram was called to leave his country and his father’s house to go to the land God would show him. The blessing could not be obtained other than through a life of faith and obedience. In the same way we can enter into God’s richest blessing. He always rewards faithfulness.
Blessing is both a by-product and an overflow. It comes through a life of faith and obedience and is the overflow of walking with God. Only then can you begin to fulfil His plan to bless others through you.
Lord, I want to hear your call upon my life. I am willing to go where you call me and do what you have for me to do. Bless me so that I can be a blessing.
Sometimes God calls us to go in a direction we don’t fully understand and it seems hard. But, like Abram, we find obedience always leads to blessing. But this blessing is not for our own selfish satisfaction. Rather it is to fulfil our life of service. You cannot possibly know in advance the full consequences of your obedience to God. As you step out in faith to follow God’s call you are setting in motion a line of blessing that could impact thousands.