Best Practice: Bless Others

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One of TableThink’s frequent conversations centers on the value of being blessed and blessings others. We share about people in our life who go out of their way to bless us as well as many others.   These individuals encourage and cheer us on with unconditional love and belief there’s “more” on the horizon.

The gift of being blessed has convinced the TableThink team of the need to be blessed and to be a blessing to others. 

So.

Blessing others with love is at the top of TableThink‘s list of best practices.  This is not a new idea.  In fact, we encourage you to take the time to read Brother Lawrence’s classic book, The Practice of the Presence of God, which gives insight to this best practice: 

“We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.”
― Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

When we are blessed, we know the activity of God.  When we bless, we are a part of the activity of God.

The Blessed

Knowing we are blessed and making the choice to bless others transforms us into one of the blessed.

*It’s interesting how a good circumstance is often used as the marker of being blessed.

The thing is . . . the blessing of God . . . goes deeper than our current circumstances. 

To be blessed is to know the presence and activity of God . . . love, grace, peace, hope, joy . . .  and all soul-deep gifts.

The Challenging

 There are people who create difficulties on our path.  The way we navigate the difficulties will determine if, we will be negatively impacted.  At the end of the day, it’s our choice to invite or refuse an individual’s negativity to impact and consume what we think, feel, and do.

In other words, an individual does not have the power to hold our mind, emotions, and behavior hostage unless we agree to it . . . 

So. 

We either release or react to the individual’s negativity, choosing to either respond with the best or the worst in mind.

Everything shifts when we choose to release an individual’s negative impact and respond with the best in mind, intentionally moving into the realm of God’s activity by blessing the person rather than sitting in the mess of negativity and wanting and hoping for the worst in their life . . .”

(Excerpt from TableThink’s article, “Best Practice: Intentionally Bless The Difficult“). 

The Practice

One:  Take daily time to be still and know the blessing of God’s presence.

To be blessed is to have an interactive and ongoing personal relationship with God, anticipating the “more” of what God has planned with each step along the way.  

Two:  Engage with God’s daily gift of blessing you and working through you to bless others.

To be blessed is to be engaged with God’s purpose, believing each day is a gift. 

Three: Trust God to be continually blessing you.

To be blessed is to trust God, taking each step with confident belief God is present and continually at work, never failing.

Four:  Refuse to end the day without blessing someone.

To be blessed is to finish the day strong.

The way life is navigated comes down to what’s invited into our life . . . blessing . . . or negativity.

When you get down to it, the blessed think on the best, believe the best, and respond in the best way (What Are You Inviting Into Your Life?). 

Our desire at TableThink is to bless you and others.

May you be blessed today–Joshua & Kerrie

*You Have It

Note . . . 

As pastors and life-coaches, we’ve listened to the stories of many people over the years.  It’s clear (more than ever) that individuals who work to develop best practices (healthy habits) and delete what’s not working (unhealthy habits) will find fulfillment and live their best.

Yes. Developing best practices is a life-time process. It requires intentionality and action.

When we keep doing what’s not working, it will continue not to work.  In other words, we become our own victim when we do less than best.  Best practices are an investment to the fulfillment of our best.

The thing is . . . fulfillment rises exponentially when best practices are developed . . . becoming a part of the rhythm, routine, and ritual (our three “R’s”) of our daily life:

  • Routine: A regular and fixed weekly best practice.
  • Rhythm: A  harmonious and synchronistic pattern of living.
  • Ritual:  A space for meaningful and sacred moments.

Best Practice

TableThink’s Mission

It’s our mission to invest our time and energy in serving you with  inspiration and innovation to live the best in your exceptional life. 

November 2019: The Month Of Anticipation

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