Do you ever feel like you’re just spinning your wheels? I call it the “quicksand” effect, where the more you try the less you accomplish. If you’re like me, many times you struggle to make progress only to feel like you’re losing in the end. I want to share with you the #1 Way To Get More Today!
Remember those ridiculous words, “it’s better to give than to receive”? We usually got that speech either during Christmas or when we were begging our parents for something new. As a kid, I could never process that statement. It might be a wonderful lesson in generosity, but without explanation, it just makes no sense.
Why is it better to give than to receive? Is it just an exercise in character building or something more?
35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
In our economy, it’s primarily about………..ME! Our economy revolves around stockpiling for ourselves. Our property, our happiness, our future, etc. Everything comes back to working for my interests. God’s economy, on the other hand, is just the opposite. He doesn’t operate as we do.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
GIVE AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN
God’s economy works on one primary principle: GIVE. Yes, GIVE. We tend to look at what we are losing when we give – God looks at what is gained by giving.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Carefully examine that verse again. He loved – He gave. It’s God’s way. He knows the only true way to gain is to give! He loves and desires to gain the whole world. So what did He do? He gave. And not just any old thing – His own Son!
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
What a concept! To gain we give. If you want to gain more – give more!
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
The #1 Way To Gain Today is to GIVE yourself away! Jesus did!
You might be asking, “What do I have to give?”
Of these things we have in common, TIME is the most valuable. It’s disappearing every second. It’s the most precious resource you have. Employers pay you for your time. Your life is measured in terms of your time.
You can give your time to God, your spouse, your children, and the world around you. It means more than money or gadgets. It’s something you can’t recover so whatever you spend it on must be important! The time you give to others will give you a greater return than anything you could put in your pocket.
You are unique and you have unique talents to give. Your personality, or the ability to help someone through a difficult time. You might have a gift to make someone laugh. To share insight into a situation. Experiences you’ve had that others need to hear about. There are qualities that you have that needs to be shared! Use your uniqueness to bless The Lord and others!
You may not have as much as others but you have something to give! This is where most get uncomfortable because it strikes at the heart of this entire lesson. You can usually determine what someone worships by their checkbook. We spend our treasures on what we love. Our hobbies, toys, etc. The Bible tells us that our treasure is an indicator of where our heart is. (Mat. 6:21)
Are you giving to the right things. To The Lord? Your family? Are you feeling your insides tightening up right now? Maybe you’ve allowed temporary things to dictate your life and your future. Let go of some things. Give some things away, and hold on very loosely to the things of this world.
What’s the #1 way you can get more today? Give More!
What’s one way you could give more today? Scroll down to find the comments section and let me know – and I’ll even go first!
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