Be a Blessing, Not a Curse

Be a Blessing, Not a Curse

Be A Blessing Not A Curse

Lately I’ve been asking God to make me a blessing at work. I felt a weight on my heart that I should bless my boss with my work, not curse him. At work, this means doing my job the best I can, going out of my way to be more productive, and to bring new ideas to the table. It also extends to how I interact with my boss and other employees.

Being a blessing is a good thing, naturally. But how often are we actually a blessing instead of a curse?

My sister just had a baby. Everyone’s first reaction to a family member or a friend having a baby is to go to their house and visit them and see the baby. A lot of people would love to hold the baby so that the new mom can get stuff done around the house. Is that a blessing or a curse? Instead of holding the baby so that the mom (who just labored for hours or days) can clean the house, why not clean up so that the new mom can rest and spend time holding her precious baby?

Be a blessing, not a curse.

I’ve worked in places where there are people who really just want to help everyone else. They’ll stop doing their work so that they can help another employee with theirs. Is that a blessing or a curse? Many times I’ve found that these people don’t finish their own work because they spend so much time helping everyone else. This usually leaves work undone and needed to be finished by others.

Be a blessing, not a curse.

Have you ever see Everybody Loves Raymond? In that show, Ray’s parents live across the street from him and his family. They come over all the time to visit and help out. The show was an exaggeration, but it happens a lot. People, especially parents of grown children, stop by and spend a lot of time at other people’s house so they can visit and help out. Is that a blessing or a curse? Our best intentions to do good can lead to hard feelings and annoyances. (I should make clear that I’m not talking about my own parents or in-laws. Feel free to stop by. Just maybe call first.)

Be a blessing, not a curse.

Whatever you do, even if you have good intentions, think about how others see what you’re doing. Do they see it as a blessing or a curse? Try to put yourself in their shoes and see if there’s a better way of doing things.

Remember to be a blessing, not a curse.


Josiah Douglas isn't a super smart guy (even though he has a bachelor's degree), and he doesn't know a lot about God (his degree is in theology), but he does think a lot and sometimes he writes those things down so that you can read them too!

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  1. Awesomely said Josiah!!!!

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