He Gave All He Had to Give…Purpose to be a Giver, Not a Taker!
“Just as the Son of Man (Jesus) came not to be waited on but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many [the price paid to set them free].” Matthew 20:28
I rarely watch the news but today I just happened to catch a story about a 17 year old American girl, that was kicked out of her school for truancy in Houston, Texas recently. A judge then levied some type of fine and punishment against her. The reason this young lady, Diane, was truant is because she was working 3 jobs to support her 3 year old sibling and a brother who attends TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY. She wasn’t out having a good time with friends until all hours of the night and sleeping in. She was working to keep food in her family’s mouths and a roof over their head. When this story went international after the news media caught wind of it, the judge in the case reversed his decision and now people have poured out donations to her in the amount of 100,000.00 to help her. I can tell you from experience a 4 year education from TEXAS A&M cost at least 80,000.00. Even so, she told the reporter she didn’t want the money she wanted to give it to another child that may need it more than she does. This touched my heart beyond words! In a society that is all about “gimme” and “it is rightfully mine” to the point YOU have to sacrifice, instead of the ones holding out their hands who do little to nothing, this story is a breath of fresh air and so is Diane’s attitude! It is so touching to me because this is exactly what Jesus did! He gave ALL for us, so that we could in turn live the good life under the blessing His blood was shed to give! Let us strive to be more like Diane, who truly reflects the generosity of Jesus Christ.
I challenge you today, instead of looking for a blessing to be poured out on you, find someone to pour one out on! It doesn’t have to be a house or a car. It may be you pay for someone else’s coffee in a Starbucks line. It may be sending flowers to someone who has been generous in your own life. It may be visiting a nursing home and simply talking to an elderly person who never has visitors. Ask God how you can bless someone with a deed and leave a comment letting me know what you did. I could use some ideas myself and others will enjoy the blessing you were to someone as well and may even become inspired by it!
I am excited to see what comments are left! Not only will you feel better by doing it, you will be an inspiration to others! Changing the world and the attitude of it begins with one person at at time. Let that person be you!
Blessings to you! See you soon!