“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
-Jesus Christ [Acts of the Apostles 20:35]
Giving is clearly more powerful than receiving.
Impact and influence come from giving, not owning.
Shift from the paradigm that reckons divine blessings solely in terms of what you receive, to one that sees them in terms of what you give.
In these times of tough economic challenges, it is tempting and convenient to shift into a self-preservatory mode. But, is that really a safe strategy? Remember that the best defense is normally a good offense. In other words, rather than shrinking into a shell of selfishness and fear, stick out your neck and, as I pointed out in a previous article, look for ways to help those less fortunate than yourself.
The size of your life is actually determined by the size of your gifts to your follow men. The moment you stop adding value to the lives of others, you are actually committing some form of self destruction. Selfishness is destructive.
Become more excited at giving, than at receiving.
Move to the point where you derive pleasure from helping others.
God’s plan for you is to be blessing, not a beggar.
It does not matter how much or how little you have, attitude is what counts.
You do not need to go far to find opportunities for helping others. Such opportunities abound all around you.
In your own
In your neighborhood
In your place of work
In your school
In the bus or train station
Inside the airplane
In the church
In your club, recreation centre, or park
In the supermarket, or shopping mall.
Keep looking for even the smallest opportunity to help others. Even a mere smile could go a long way in helping someone get through another day!
God has blessed you.
Now go ahead and be a blessing.