2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Has God ever spoken to your heart to give something, but you were afraid to because you thought it wasn’t enough?
No matter how small our offering is, it can bless the person receiving it. The smallest act of kindness can change the course of someone else’s day.
There is much more to giving than just money. Actually the things that many are starved for have nothing to do with money at all. It can be a simple phone call, a compliment, or an hour of volunteering, that can be used by God to lift a persons spirits.
Giving is an act of humility. We must put aside our own feelings and give what God is asking us to give. The fear of rejection can also keep us from boldly giving what we are being lead by God to give. Thoughts like, “What if they don’t want it” or, “What if they think I’m weird”, may plague our minds.
I recall a time where there was a lady at church who was having issues with her son. I had a small devotional book in my purse that was specifically for mother’s. I felt lead to give it to her. I was nervous. However, I did give it to her after service. She was very delighted and appreciative. I was glad I didn’t let my fear of rejection hold me back. I’m sure God used that book to encourage her.
Don’t ever hesitate to give the little that God tells you to. When your little is filled with His love, it will make a difference. As the old saying goes, “Little things mean a lot.”