Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 12 Av | August 2022 - Page 6

The Power of Blessing

Pt . 2

BENJAMIN JUSTER
In the last article , I expressed how blessing is God ’ s primary mechanism of imparting to a person His image ( thoughts , feelings , and purpose ) of identity ( Who am I ?) and destiny ( Why am I here ?). One ’ s vision for life , physical and emotional health , financial prosperity , and family relational dynamics are all directly linked to images of God , self , and others imprinted in the inner man ( heart ) of every person . “ As a man thinks in his heart , so is he .” ( Proverbs 23:7 )
So what ’ s the problem ? Why is it still so hard for us to walk in that continued place of blessing and assurance ?
Due to past experiences , trauma , or even the lack of blessing from people in our lives ( parents , teachers , bosses , kids , spiritual leaders ), we have bought into the lie that we won ’ t amount to much or that we are irreparably flawed in some way . Our pain and tainted identity leads us to either withdraw from loving relationships or to lash out in hurtful ways to others .
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