Even if you are a giver, it takes more than just giving stuff away to reap the benefits of generosity. This is where even the most generous givers can go wrong. …
It is obvious that those who give more, naturally receive more, but why?
I like to use an example comparing the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea to illustrate why this is so. Imagine, for a
moment, that the Dead Sea represents both takers and keepers. Imagine also, that the Sea of Galilee represents givers.
If you were to observe the Dead Sea, you would notice that the scenery is ugly. The atmosphere is harsh and the shores are barren. The water is not able to sustain life and cannot quench thirst. …
I have identified three types of people. Most people fall into one of the following categories concerning their generosity:
I have also seen the effects of these particular lifestyles on the results people get in all areas of life. “The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God – harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.”xl …
Generosity is a characteristic that will always lead to success, in every area of your life. Like
anything worth having though, it must be strengthened and developed every day. When you learn to give of your time, talent, energy and money, you will begin to experience success in all areas of your life. …
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