Giving Back from Our Blessings

IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY my son was attending job fairs at Purdue University as a student. From those job fairs, he landed two summer internships and a permanent job upon graduation. Now he’s giving back from the blessings he received.

This past week, my son Scott attended a job fair at his Alma Mater. This time, not as a student, but representing the company he works for. Working in the construction industry for almost ten years, Scott has continually given back to his company, his community, the work force, and now his college.

Because of Scott’s giving heart, God’s blessed him with opportunities to change the lives of others. Scott has stepped to the plate willing to go where God leads and give back from what’s been given to him. Whether he realizes it or not, God has used Scott to influence many lives.

The Bible instructs us to let our light shine for others to see; not hide it under a bushel.

No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:15-16, NLT)

Are you shining your light for God today? Is God asking you to give back from the blessings you’ve received? Are you willing to step to the plate and go where He leads you?

I hope so. Keep your eyes open. God will show you the way. Touch someone’s life today.

Give back from your blessings.

Prayer:  Dear Father, Thank you for the blessings you give each of us. May we be good stewards of them and give back in return. Show us opportunities to share Your goodness with others and change lives for Your glory. In Jesus’ precious name we pray, Amen.

How might you give back from your blessings? Leave a comment at the bottom. Let’s encourage each other!
(If you enjoy reading Spun by the Potter, but have not subscribed to the blog, just enter your e-mail address and hit “subscribe”. You will receive an e-mail notification each time I post. I typically post once a week.)