A blessing is a pretty powerful indicator that God has been listening to one’s prayer – or the intercessory prayer. So, I am often dismayed when people become angry or belligerent towards oneself and the universe when they do not get that which they perceive they are entitled to have.
Well, here’s the reason: blessings come when you willingly act to bless others without thoughts of what you will get in return. To bless is a verb – a form of action – and if there’s one thing the universe – God – loves more than anything it is ACTION. When you send up a prayer and then let it go, trust and believe that it has been noted. But I believe that it is duly moved upon when He sees you willingly and openly help someone reach their dreams or goal.
I have come to learn that although the universe – God – plants gifts/talents within us and then our instincts nurture the desire to go after them (dreams), He also gives in us the ability to help Him bless others through our act of giving. In other words, we are the vessels through which the universe works to bless others, and when we do this, ah, the blessings that are bestowed upon us. And quite often, it’s the secret prayer – the one that is buried so deep within your heart that your conscious self has repressed it – that God blesses you with. Hence, the power of blessing someone: to bless.