I’m not going to say much in this post. I know that disappoints you and even surprises you. ;) But if you watch the following video, the point will be made in itself.
My plan was to talk about the need for generosity. I just finished reading Reckless Faith by Kevin Harney and he talked about that very thing. Reckless Generosity.
I like being generous. I dislike having to hold back because of something foolish I may have done. Worse though is the feeling of “ownership” that comes to so many people. “I worked hard for this and it is mine.” So we hold on. I remember the .38 Special song “Hold on Loosely.” While I know it has nothing to do with money/possessions, it is wise advice to heed.
Kevin writes: “If we are going to live a recklessly generous life, we must gain a heavenly perspective on material things. The Bible does not teach that money, in and of itself, is evil. But the love of money is the starting point of all sorts of evil. “
Like the monkey illustration used in the video, holding on to what doesn’t matter leads to all sorts of traps. All they have to do is let go of the orange and they are free. When we grab onto something so tightly, it grabs us and won’t let us go.
Hold on loosely. Let go of the garbage that weighs you down. Get free. Live generously. What do you think? Are you naturally a generous person? Have you found foolish moves in the past have affected your ability to be generous?