Giving you advice on how to raise giving kids is not me.
I know we don’t know each other, but trust me on this one. It’s not me.
First of all, what do I know? Second, I’m not giving. So that pretty much ends that idea.
Right? Well, not exactly.
None of the lessons God teaches us are ever simple, and so He placed a huge burden on my heart. I tried to ignore it, but it was so heavy that I felt as if I was suffocating.
So then I did what I usually do when God is trying to tell me something I don’t particularly want to hear. I continued to ignore Him.
But the heavy suffocating feeling got worse.
All around I observed selfishness. I saw a world consumed by the next must-have tech gadget, the next soccer trophy, and the next family vacation. I hated this, and decided my family had to change, but how?
I mean seriously, I had no idea.
There are so many ways to help. I was overwhelmed. Where to start? Was I even qualified to do anything?
I argued with God. I am only capable of small gifts. I don’t have an abundance of money or grand ideas about getting mosquito nets to people in need. However, slowly I started to embrace what God had planned for me. I let go of the idea that I needed to fund a pregnancy shelter or get on a plane and dig a well for an impoverished community in Africa. Maybe one day I’d get a chance to do some funding and digging, but as for now, God just wanted me to get up and move in my community. He wanted me to get off the couch and do something.
So that’s my deal. Not only do I blog about my journey in learning to give, but I’m writing a book on it. Ugh. It’s funny- sometimes that’s tough to say because I feel as if I’ve still got so much to learn…so far to go.
Anyway, as I logged on today I giggled at my little group of followers and wondered about YOU. So to my followers and friends, why do you blog? What’s your goal? Or if you don’t blog, why have you decided to bounce around the blogosphere? Who do YOU follow and why?
Details please. Tell me. Tell me.