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What is God’s plan for your life? Answering this question is one of the most important things you’ll ever do.
To understand God’s purpose for your life you must first understand something about God’s nature. One of the key characteristics of God is giving. God is a contributor. Giving is what He does because generous is what He is. He cannot, not give! God’s giving nature is reflected in many places in Scripture.
Not only is God a giver, He created us to give –– to be contributors. People are most healthy and happy when they are more than consumers; when they become true contributors. Many people never discover God’s purpose for their life because they never develop a spirit of giving. They never become generous in nature.
What keeps us from giving? It’s often because we feel we don’t have enough to offer someone else, or we don’t have anything of value to give. We yield to the fear of lack rather than the joy of generosity!
The decision to become a giver is one of the best decisions you will ever make. Listen to what Jesus said about this in Luke 6:38 (NLT) “If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving –– large or small –– it will be used to measure what is given back to you.”
You’re called by God to be a generous giver. As you give, doors open for you and God’s purpose is fulfilled through you!