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Now is the Time to Be Generous
Generosity – it’s a word we all know, but the significance it can play in a person’s life may be immeasurable.
I know for certain, the generosity of others played a big role in making me the person I am today.
At a time in my life when I had lost nearly everything, it was through the generous acts of others that I was able to keep going.
When I had no home to call my own – a family opened theirs to me.
When I had no idea how to pay bills or balance a checkbook – family friends gave of their time to teach me.
When I needed advice for decisions I had no clue how to make – people were there.
When I needed to take a moment to breakdown and be nothing but a heartbroken teenager – I was never alone.
What amazes me the most is that these individuals saw I had a need – NOW – and acted.
They didn’t wait until everything fell into place or conditions seemed just right – I needed them NOW.
Because the generosity of others played such a big role in my life – the Lord has placed a desire on my heart to always do the same.
I am always on the lookout for ways I can be generous – whether it be with my money or my time.
It may be buying groceries for the PB&J summer outreach, stuffing backpacks for the big give or giving time to a friend in need.
I once read “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.”
I want my life to be one filled with generosity.
When I see a need – I want to act NOW.
I want to model a life of giving for my children so they will learn to do the same.
I want to make a difference in the lives of others.
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