You know how a dam works, right? When it’s shut, water can get to it, but not through it. It stops the flow. It’s the end destination, the stopping point.
I bet there’s some fish that are like, “Hey let’s go swim over there!” but then the dam is like, “Nope. Not happening! Nothing is getting through here!” and the fish are sad, and maybe even crying if they can, but I’m not sure because I’m no marine biologist.
Here’s where I’m going: I think there are a lot of dam Christians in the world. Good people who go to church, read the Bible, pray, enjoy fellowship and love and community, and could talk for hours about the blessings they’ve received from God, but they are where those blessings stop.
As though when the goodness gets to me, God’s work is done.
I was His project today.
No. That can’t be right. That’s selfish and small-minded.
We’re supposed to live more like aqueducts than dams. Vessels through which God’s love can flow. His blessings may come to us, but they are not exclusively for us. We’re blessed to bless others. We’re loved so we can love others. We’re forgiven so we can forgive others.
We’re to live as conduits, not dams.
Take a quick inventory of your life. Have anything you would call a “blessing”? Money? Home? Family? Love? Joy? Knowledge? What do you have? How can you share those things this week? Who can you bless with the things you have received from God?