Have you heard the phrase, "Divine Inspiration?" The word, "divine," means of God." So, we can receive inspiration from God when seeking out opportunities to show kindness to others. But, first, let's look at three things.
Look at Your Heart
To be a shining light of kindness, it starts with our own attitude towards life. You can’t pour into others with an empty cup. So developing your relationship with God should be a regular practice because He fills us up! We do this through prayer and talking to God. The more you talk to God, the closer you become to Him. And the better able you are to reach out to others. Look at your heart and see if Gratitude lives there. When we are grateful for our own blessings, we are more inclined to bless others in a special way. Galatians 5:22, tells us, The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness and faithfulness."
Look at the Possibilities
There are so many ways to reach out to others. And, if we have that divine inspiration, God will show us what to do. Have a heightened awareness of everything around you and you will see big and small ways you can bless others. I adore giving gifts! Although my career has been Seminar Leader for 30 years, I once worked at a gift shop when times were slow. At the gift shop, I made floral arrangements and gift baskets. It was such a happy job for me. During my illness, my friends have been so very generous with gifts, inspirational books, flowers, and cards.
One of the things my friend, Karen Huff, did for me was to send me a charm bracelet with 1 charm. Each time I completed a Chemo Treatment, she would send me a new charm for the bracelet! The charms say things like, Hope, Faith, and Love. When I am done with Chemo at the end of December we will fill in with beads with the last charm. This has been so encouraging to me and will be treasured for years to come.
Look at the Will of God.
Galatians 6:10 tells us, “Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially those who belong to the family of believers.” It is God’s will for us to bless others and show kindness whenever we have the chance. It doesn’t have to be complex. Simply look for the opportunities to do a random act of kindness. When we bless others, God smiles down in approval and we may have just made a difference in the world in some small way.
“Be kind to one another and build each other up.”
~ 1Thessalonians 5:11