“I feel like I should do more for God,” a friend recently shared. However, she already has a full-time job and ministry commitments. How can she do greater things when she barely has time to sleep?
I felt her frustration, because I’ve been there. For many years, I resented where God had me. My job wasn’t what I’d planned to do after graduation, and I didn’t feel effective or like I was making a difference.
Slowly and painfully, I learned something that seems counter-intuitive: Our biggest influence is in small faithfulness now.
But what if we don’t have much to give?
Sometimes, the bank account may edge dangerously close to the red, or there isn’t a spare second in our calendar. But each of us has something unique to give.
Remember the widow from Mark 12? What if she hadn’t given her two small coins, because she felt too embarrassed or ashamed at how much other people were giving?
Yet as Jesus points out, she actually gave more, because she shared out of her poverty. That poverty can take many forms (financial, relational, or other). Jesus doesn’t demand a specific amount but instead asks for us to do more with what we have.
Generosity has nothing to do with a price tag and everything to do with the condition of our hearts.
Want to do more? Start small. – @kjhogrefe (Click to Tweet)
Generosity has nothing to do with a price tag and everything to do with the condition of our hearts. – @kjhogrefe (Click to Tweet)