Guys, the urge for this give away is getting stronger especially with alot of it happening lately on social media. The Christmas mass had a message on giving, and the nature of gifts befitting for a King. I have also missed out on my devotion with YOUVERSION BIBLE APP for days and i went back to catch up yesterday and the message was on giving. Well, maybe God is telling me something about 2018.
In the beginning of 2016, My Husband and i had agreed to donate a certain sum of money to our choice churches. Well i was in school then so the idea was to do it individually, i do my own and he does his own. For some reason i can’t explain, as far as i am concerned i never got to do mine. I still feel bad about not doing it. Sometimes i feel like God was punishing us in the past one year, for my negligence.
I have realized that its so easy for me to come up with excuses for why not to part with money. I am a bit of a conservative person, so sometimes in choosing to be cautious and moderate, i tend to hold on too tight. But the truth is “holding on does more damage than letting go”.
The thing about traveling to the villa for christmas is that the New year takes you unawares and before you realize it’s a new year, your calendar is already counting 30th January. In the midst of all the activities one never really gets to reflect well and start the new year more purposefully. But this year is different.
I am growing and learning from life, how to live better. I am learning to let go of those things and habits that are no longer good for me, because you lose yourself trying to hold on to these things. I am learning to make out time for the things that matter.
See it’s a struggle, We fight to hold on and we fight to let go, but everyday we must make the choice. I am not speaking only in terms of money now but as regards to commitments, guilt, pain, shame, anger, love, loss or betrayal.
When i think about it now, I’m like “Maybe if i was spontaneous about it”, “Maybe if i thought of the why and not the how”…..
The Sum in question was quite huge anyways!
Here is the message – Somethings are too flashy or come disguised as big packages and if we are not careful, we hold on to them long enough that we miss out on the full package.
Till my Next post guys, Happy Holidays 🌲🌲
What are your thoughts? Have you had a similar challenge in the past? I’d love to hear from you