FIVE REASONS GOD BLESSES PEOPLE
A wise man once said that ” when the purpose of a thing is not known its abuse is inevitable.” Truthfully, when a man does not know the purpose for which God is blessing him, he will misuse the money. If you know why God blesses you, you would use it to your benefit.
For instance, when you give a little baby #1,000 note, the child may take the money to his mouth and start chewing it. Don’t blame the child because the child did that. The child did that because he did not know the purpose, that money is meant to fulfill.
FIVE BASIC REASONS GOD BLESSES PEOPLE.
• To be a blessing
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
God said He was going to bless Abram and he was going to be a blessing. To be a blessing means to be a solution to people’s problem, source of hope to people’s lack, and a channel of blessing to people.
Today, people have abused the huge money God has placed in their hands. They use the money to cheat people, oppress the poor and use it for selfish gain.
One of the reasons God blesses believers is to use their wealth to take care of the less privileged, promote the welfare of the street delinquent and enable people to live a better life. He doesn’t only bless a man because he needs money to take care of his family alone. Rather, he blesses him to be a blessing to other families.
To be sincere, the money you have that you are not using to bless people has been abused. Your wealth should bless lives. God is not blessing you for you to show off your wealth but to genuinely lift men through the wealth you have at your disposal. The major reason God blesses you is that you should be a blessing to lives.
• To praise Him more
When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
One of the reasons God blesses people is to make them praise Him more. He said to the Israelites that when they have eaten and they are full, they will bless the name of the Lord. Anytime you receive a blessing from the Lord, no matter how small, bless the name of the Lord for it. It is destructive to be an ingrate.
Cultivate the habit of praising God whenever God releases His blessing to you. Anytime God releases His blessing to you, he expects thanksgiving from you.
It is an ungrateful act when you fail to praise Him for any little act of favour you enjoyed from Him. Be thankful because this is also another reason God blesses people.
• To put your trust in God
1 Timothy 6:17
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
Timothy was asked by Apostle Paul to charge the rich believers in Ephesus that; though they were rich but they should trust the Lord and not the wealth they had possessed.
Also, one of the reasons God blesses believers is to enable them trust the source(God) of the blessing. As you receive more from Him, you are to trust Him more. He’s expecting you to trust Him and that is why he has been blessing you.
Do not put your hope in the wealth you have amassed for yourself because it is uncertain. You’ll surely leave it behind when you die.
• To remember the Lord
But thou shalt REMEMBER the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Painfully, many believers have been blessed, they went off and stopped going to Church. Some believers would pray to God, receive his blessing, and stop praying after they received the blessing. If you are the type that does this, you are not doing the right thing. One of the major reasons He is blessing you is to make you remember Him who blesses you daily.
As a believer, once you receive help from the Lord, always remember the ONE who has helped you. Remember to sponsor the gospel, your Church projects and other things that can depopulate the devil’s kingdom. Remember Him whenever you’re blessed.
• To enjoy yourself
1 Timothy 6:17
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things TO ENJOY;
God has not blessed you only to bless people and not enjoy what you have laboured for. There are some people who save money excessively and find it difficult to eat balanced diet. Some people will not eat good food.
God is blessing them but they are too calculative to the extent that they would not spend the money on themselves. Buy gifts for yourself, eat good food and put on good clothes if you can afford them.
It is a lack of faith, if God has blessed you and you are afraid to spend that money on yourself. You have one life to live, not two.
So, don’t die because of lack of balanced diet and insufficient nutrients in your body. I’m not saying you should go to beer parlour and be drinking Alcohol, smoke Cigarette and Cannabis.
My point is, there are godly ways you can enjoy yourself without sinning against God. May you enjoy the fruits of your labour? Amen!