In the last eight to ten weeks, my mailbox has been inundated with notes, letters, address labels, pens, and so much more. These all came from helping organizations needing financial support. This year, more than any before, the need has been great. Honestly, if I had a million dollars to give, this probably would not have been enough to provide to all who contacted me. However, I did my best to donate to organizations close to my heart, and to those I have not helped before. Despite the year we’ve had, my work has prospered, and I look forward to what is next in the New Year, 2021.
I am blessed beyond measure and have attributed all this to my willingness to give what I can, to help others. This giving may come in pro-bono work, service or financially. It feels good to give more so, than receive ( Acts 20:35); however, I know there are some organizations who are controlled by parsimonious characteristics and would rather, receive than give. To those who apply this behavior, leaders, this is not the way God has intended His process of giving. Yes, every organization is in great need right now; nonetheless, being selfish while holding the mindset that your organization is the only one with want, is not the way or truth
As in the procedure of tithing, for every ten dollars received, make a pledge to give one. I guarantee you that God will provide more than you could ever imagine. He will make way for your needs. As a ministry founder, I have experienced this myself. Even in this year, 2020, the rent for our office space has reduced significantly, and our lease has been extended indefinitely. Yes, this is how God works!
So, as we all move into the year 2021, let us remember to cultivate a giving mentality. To far out reach our yearly financial goals, it is a good habit to begin and to grow upon, in every aspect of our lives.
May your New Year be filled with love and prosperity.
Rev. M. Charlotte Oliver