Borrowed from schereschewsky.blogspot.com
Principle: I am blessed to be a blessing
This is a foundational text for me:
This is the beginning of the calling of God's people. This is where the story really begins. And the story begins like this: God desires to be in covenant relationship with humanity. And God picks one person to start the particular story we find ourselves in, and God says: you are blessed, you and all your heirs, for a purpose. And that purpose is to be a blessing to the world.
All too often we get it backward. We'd rather say that God blesses us so that we'll feel good, or that God will bless us so that we get ahead financially, or that we'll be safe, or that we'll be unafraid, or that we won't get sick... we tend, in short, to be inwardly focused. But God's mission has always been outward, not inward.
That blessing has a purpose: I am supposed to be a blessing to the world.