Genesis 1:22 “And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”
I would dare say that every believer wants God’s blessing on their life. Throughout my life, I have always desired and begged for God’s blessing. I have read about men of the past who had God’s blessing on their life, and it stirred my heart to desire the same. I read about D.L. Moody and how God blessed him and used him to shake two continents for Christ, and the great desire burned in my heart that God would bless me to something great for Him. I read about the ministry of J. Frank Norris, learned about the ministry of Dr. Lee Roberson, and observed the ministry of Dr. Jack Hyles, and my heart burned within me to see God do something great through my life.
However, what we learn from the verse above is that you don't have to beg God for His blessing, but you have to do what it takes to get His blessing. I have learned that God’s blessing on a believer’s life has nothing to do with talent, charisma, personality, or connections, but it has everything to do with the believer doing what it takes to get God to bless them. Let me share with you from the verse above what God teaches that it takes for God to bless the believer.
First, it takes a desire to be blessed. Very early in Creation, in fact, it was the very first day that God established the principle of how to be blessed. There is nothing wrong with a desire for God to bless your life. I would rather have a desire for God to bless my life than to have a desire for worldly success. God would never place the principle of how to be blessed in the Scriptures if He didn't want the believer to desire His blessing on their life.
Second, it takes action to be blessed. The verse above says, “And God blessed them, saying, Be…” “Be” is action. God will never bless the inactive believer; He always blesses action. You don't sit and wait for God to bless, but get busy, and you will find that God blesses you as you are active. If you are waiting for God to bless you until you get busy, you will be waiting for the rest of your life because God doesn't bless until you get active in His service.
Third, it takes fruit to be blessed. God says, “…Be fruitful…” God expects you to bear fruit. A person that doesn't reproduce themselves is not following God‘s model. The Great Commission is a recipe on how to bear fruit. Everything that God creates or starts, He starts with the purpose of reproducing. One of the greatest reasons you must be a soul winner is because you cannot be fruitful in the Christian walk without leading people to Christ. If you don't lead people to Christ, you cannot train them to become fruit-bearing trees themselves; thus, without fruit you will not be blessed of God.
Fourth, it takes continuation after success. The word that comes right after “Be fruitful” is “and.” In other words, don't stop doing what brought success, but keep doing what brought success so that you can keep God’s blessings on your life.
Fifth, it takes multiplication to get God’s blessing. God doesn't want you to stop doing what it takes for God’s blessing until you are filled. God doesn't bless you to be mediocre, but He blesses you to be filled. Never stop doing what it takes to get God’s blessings until you fill the work that He is blessing.