How do we become generous people?
Some people make it look so easy, like they do not even have to try. It is like they have generosity hardwired into the forefront of their mind. For others, it does not come naturally and they need to work at it in order for generosity become more natural.
I am definitely in the latter camp.
Whether or not we are in the first group or the second group, like all things, generosity is a choice. However, as striving followers of Christ, when we look and see what God has to say about generosity, generosity becomes a pretty easy choice.
I would be so good at being rich. Truly, I would, if I were just given the chance. And I don’t mean billionaire rich, that’s ridiculous. Just a few million more than what I need to live on, reasonably comfortably of course, and the rest I would freely give away wherever there was need. No, really… I would!
I’m still waiting on this opportunity to prove myself. Looking forward to changing some lives with my wealth, and showing others what true generosity really looks like. I will be so good at this, I promise. Please, just give me a chance. Just make it so I don’t have to be the one who needs anymore. I’ve got that down. I can move on to other challenges. Like money. That’s a challenge I’m certain I can handle.
Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him. -Mark 12:17
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