Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, April 13, 2007

Giving money

I was at the Subway today (I went to a different one than usual) and there was a guy standing outside asking for money. I told him I would catch him on my way out. Then another guy comes in trying to sell me some crap, apparently I look like I am the giving kind (they are right). So I tell the guy I don't want his stuff, here's a $1.

The woman at the table was like "that was nice of you". Do I think they are going to buy something nutritional with that money? Probably not. But you know what? that's not for me to decide. I try to remember that every blessing is from above, and who am I to keep it for myself. I gave a couple of bucks away. Big deal.

But you know, sometimes I am kind of stingy with giving my money up. I'm not talking about being frugal, I am talking about helping others. Sometimes, I will give up my last $1 and sometimes, I have a pocket full and will not give it up because they might use it to buy something else. You know what? I'm a jerk. What they do with the money is not my concern. Who the heck am I to judge them. Why because my addictions are 'legal' or easier kept behind closed doors? That's nuts.

I needed to check my gut. It's not my money anyway. It all belongs to God, because all blessings come from above.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1


Jada's Gigi said...

I like to give...and it is all His anyways..however i do require a gut check on giving...sometimes I feel one way and sometimes another..I trust that is His Spirit directing being open to that direction is my part...

Sara said...

you'll get lots more than that $ back.

Arlene said...

I love to give too! That is part of my passion. It is easy to judge others but when you give from the heart, there is nothing better. ALWAYS REMEMBER: God keeps good records and you CAN'T outgive Him!