Called to the Mission of Blessing
1 Peter 3:8
“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. “
On this road of life we will meet all kinds of people-good people, questionable people, confused people, and even mean people. We have to keep in mind that though we are not responsible for how others act or treat us, we are responsible for our actions and reactions. We are responsible for how we treat others- from the first meeting to any reactions we may have in response to how they treat us. Not everyone we meet will have ill will or a negative intention toward us, but we must keep in mind that God has called us to a ministry of blessing, not cursing. When it comes to our brothers and sisters in Christ we must keep a unity of mind (which doesn’t mean we all think the same thing, just that we keep a unified goal) and a compassion and love for one another at the heart of our relationships. When it comes to dealing with those not of the household of faith we must remember our mission is to share the love of Christ to a lost and dying world. 1 Peter 3 even goes so far as to say that when we keep our mission of blessing, we, too, will be blessed. Let’s keep this command of blessing others at the heart of all we do!