One of the best examples of generosity is my cousins Ben and Dennis. Growing up, they never said no to a request and went even further by always offering help, money, or whatever was needed.
I remember my grandmother scolding them for always “giving away” all of their money to whoever asked. Whether it was for candy, a bus ride, or anything anyone wanted, all they had to do was ask.
One day as we were discussing where to go and what to do, I mentioned I couldn’t go because I was short a few bucks. Without hesitation, Ben reached in his pocket and pulled out the money. “Thanks!” I said. “Let’s go.” He then replied, “Don’t worry, you go, and I’ll join you next time.”
He had given me all of the money in his pocket without hesitation. When I discovered this, I thanked him and returned the money and told him we would both go together when we had the money.
What I love most about them is they don’t worry about there not being enough to go around. Although I often struggle with this and need to remind myself that our heavenly Father owns all, and we’re just administrators of what’s his. This truth means we’re empowered to operate from a mentality of abundance rather than scarcity.
FX3 Daily D:
Answer and Journal the Following
Read and meditate on Luke 6:38 for yourself.
What makes it so difficult or easy to give freely to others? Be real, be honest.
Meditate / Memorize:
Create a plan of action on how you will give freely of your time, talents or resources for others’ benefit. Be specific.
Share this with another man and have them hold you accountable.