6 "Blessing Triggers" You May Be Overlooking

Before flying to Hawaii, a woman called her airline's customer service department to inquire about their policy for bringing dogs on board. “It’s no problem at all,” replied the representative, “as long as you provide your own kennel.” The representative went on to explain the kennel needed to be large enough for the dog to stand up, sit down, turn around, and roll over. Shocked, the customer gasped, “But I’ll never be able to teach him all of that by tomorrow!” (Adapted from Reader’s Digest) 

Ever been in a situation where something should have been totally obvious, but you missed it entirely? While this can apply to silly things like “losing” your glasses only to find them on top of your head, it can also apply to largely important things like recognizing when it’s time to update your Estate Plan. Luckily there are several life events that indicate it’s time to update your plan, including: 

  • Birth or adoption of a child, grandchild, niece or nephew
  • Death of a family member or friend
  • A new diagnosis, injury or ongoing illness of a loved one
  • A wedding or divorce 

But what about the other more obscure triggers that may be slipping by unnoticed? For instance: 

  • Hearing about a friend’s Estate causing problems for their loved ones
  • Opening a new financial account
  • Looking through a chest of items you’d like to someday “hand down” 
  • Viewing old photographs or videos
  • Writing a memoir or family history
  • Receiving an unexpected call from an old friend or long-lost family member 

Christian author Dallas Willard once said, “Blessing is the projection of good into the life of another.” Having an up-to-date Estate Plan or Will can be much more than a plan on paper, it can be a purposeful way to project good into the lives of loved ones and the ministries you care about like Haven of Rest Ministries. This is good stewardship and it blesses the heart of God too.  

Don’t miss this obvious and easy opportunity to be a blessing. As Hebrews 13:16 says “And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” 

Please Consider Including Haven of Rest in your Will. For more information, please click the button below to visit our page on how to bless your family with a God-honoring will. 

Saved to Serve,

Stu Butler