Jason has never been so nervous in his life. An appointment with one of the most affluent people in the city. “What does he want from me? Am I in trouble?”, just some of the thoughts that ran through his mind… The reason for the appointment, a businessman giving $5000 per month to Jason for one reason and one reason only, to use the money to make a difference in peoples lives. Money to touch the poor, the needy, the church where ever Jason feels God wants to use him.
If you were Jason, what would you do? How would you handle the money?
God has done exactly that to us. Everything you have, time, talents and resources, God gave you to be generous and to make a difference for His Kingdom. You are blessed to be a blessing, not to gather for yourself and your own riches.
To be smart , spend carefully. To be wise, save regularly. To be genius, give extravagantly.
Here are four reasons why it is genius to be generous.
- Generosity transforms your life.
Great things happen to people who are generous, they feel great and best of all, great things happen to the people around them. Acts 20:35, Proverbs 11:25. When you are generous you will be blessed in more ways than you can ever imagine. You will find a joy that is far greater than any other. You will find a refreshing energy source that will give you purpose and enhance your calling. But a stingy heart will end up empty every single time!
- Generosity connects you with others.
There is nothing as attractive as a person who does nice things, someone who pays the bill or go out of their way to bless you. When people are generous and gracious, they exude love and happiness. Generosity will give you the opportunity to speak into peoples lives, to hear their story and open their hearts.
- Generosity helps you to invest in what matters.
- Generosity frees your heart.