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The Purpose of a Blessing: Receiving and then Giving

Blessings for women who have aged out of foster care

The purpose of a blessing isn’t only us being blessed by what God provides. We should be using all of our blessings to show others God's goodness.

When you think of a blessing, what comes to mind? For many, it could be receiving a reward from God. Maybe good fortune. Perhaps divine aid. 

Blessings might be financial. They could be in the sense of talents–for example, being blessed with skill or abilities. Or even being blessed with the resource of time to pursue hobbies or other interests.

The Purpose of a Blessing

But here’s the thing:

One of the most overlooked aspects of a blessing is that it is not something for us to hold onto.

The moment we hoard our blessing, it ceases to be one. If you’re a wonderful artist or chef, you probably wouldn’t paint or cook just for yourself. You’d want to share your gift with others.

A blessing isn’t meant to stop with us. It isn’t getting something we want for the sake of having something we want. It’s not even getting something we may truly need just so our needs are met.

The purpose isn’t only us being blessed by what God provides. It can and should be so much more. The blessing is multiplied when we use our talent, our time, and even our treasure to bless others.

Blessings for women who have aged out of foster care

Receiving, and then Giving

We should be using all of our blessings to show others what a GOOD Father we have. 

So, what have you been blessed with that you can use to bless others? 

A talent or skill that you’d be willing to teach?

Time that you can use to help others?

Financial resources that can offer someone else hope?

Here at Hope + Vine, we are always looking for how we can share the blessing of our mission to equip former foster women with others. Because a community of friends and family is something not everyone is inherently blessed with.

  • For those who have been blessed with time, will you offer it as a volunteer?
  • If you’ve been blessed with talent, would you consider offering your services?
  • And if your blessing is financial, can you join us as a Hope Dealer? Any monthly pledge amount helps!
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    Visit our Get Involved page to take the next step in being a Hope Dealer.

    The purpose of a blessing isn’t only us being blessed by what God provides. We should be using all of our blessings to show others God's goodness.

    Written by: Jessica Stone, Fundraising + Event Coordinator

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