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Genesis 12:2-3

I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

In this passage, we find part of God’s promise to Abraham when He called him. God has called all of us individually to follow Him and to serve Him. He blessed Abraham so he would be a blessing to others because that was part of his calling. Like Abraham, we need to remember that blessing is a part of our calling, as well.

God will not require you to go anywhere where He will not eventually bless you. Abraham had obstacles to face and trials long the way, but God ultimately blessed him and turned him into a great nation because that was the beginning of His chosen people on earth. We are part of His chosen people, and our blessing is as much a part of our calling as our obedience is. Unless we are blessed, God is not glorified.

God promised to bless those who blessed Abraham and helped him get where he needed to be and to accomplish the things God told him to do. He also promised to curse – to withhold blessing or frustrate the plans – of those who treated him with contempt. God will do the same with our calling. He will bless those who bless us and curse those who stand in our way or fail to help as they should. God is not glorified in our failure; He is glorified when we succeed.

If God has called you, He will bless you as you follow Him. He will complete the good work He has begun in you, according to Philippians 1;6. That work includes blessing. Have you been faithful to do what God has told you to do? Are you still seeking Him, even if you’ve failed at some things? If so, blessing is coming your way. Abraham was not perfect in all his ways. The God who made the promise to him was perfect in His promise. He will bless the calling he has placed upon you. Praise Him today!

Have a blessed day!

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