The Blessed Life
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse (Rom.12.14).
The blessed Life is not just the one with all the good and beautiful things there can be. The blessed Life is the one that blessed others at all times. Persecution is one thing the modern church has not embraced as part of the Faith journey. The agitation to have all wrongs addressed as human rights has created bitterness that is not allowing the world taste the Love of Christ through the believers.
Our mandate is to bless. We can bless because we are blessed. To be blessed is to be favoured and empowered to succeed. Can the believer curse? Yes, the believer can curse but he is instructed not to curse. While blessing increases and favors, curse destroys and diminishes. We are not called as agents of reduction or pain, we are called as agents of increase and empowerment.
Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? (Jas.3.10-11).
We create confusion when we have the same capacity to bless and curse in equal measures. It runs contrary to our nature to be an agent of the devil by cursing. We have the Love nature in our DNA. Say with me, I am blessed and I am a blessing. I do not curse because that is not my nature. Everyone who meets me is blessed. Amen.
© Olusola John.