The Gift of Receiving

While we’re busily blessing ourselves and striving to meet all of our own needs, others miss the opportunity to bless us. For some, it is harder to receive than it is to give. We must learn to bless our blessers!


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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13 Responses to The Gift of Receiving

  1. Amen! We need to become good receivers.

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  2. trE says:

    This is a good message, especially for those of us who constantly want to give, give, give and are terribly afraid of what receiving can/will do.

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  3. Amen. It is all part of the giving circle.

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  4. We need to learn to receive graciously and say thank you. This is a good reminder, Mitch!

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  5. ren edith says:

    I use to be a bad receiver of gifts.
    I have since discovered the joy of receiving.
    This is a great post..
    Thank you,

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  6. Thank you! It was my sister who reminded me years ago, to cast my burden away as a big sister and giver, and be vulnerable, receive love and help from my little sisters!

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  7. Andreea Sufaru (Gutu) says:

    Indeed Mitch!

    May you have a blessed year! 🙂


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  8. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch,

    Amen. When the Lord pours though is we beat that prideful self that wants it all.

    Thank you,


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  9. My mother taught me this lesson several years ago. I was going through a very difficult time and my Mom was trying to help me even though she had very limited finances herself. I felt very badly about taking anything from her until she reminded me that God blesses the gift and the giver and that by refusing to accept her gift, I was denying her a blessing from God.

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