Share those blessings
What would you do if you suddenly get a windfall of money? If you win the lottery? Or you suddenly landed that high-paying job you are dreaming about? Or you just inherited a vast fortune from a long lost relative?
I guess you’d buy a nice big house, nice cars, take a grand vacation, and get yourself a better set of clothes and everything. That’s perfectly normal and there’s nothing wrong with that but let me give you a suggestion in case luck happened to be on your side – share your blessings.
When God blesses you financially, don’t raise your standard of living. Raise your standard of giving.
Yes, it’s true you (suddenly) need that new car, that new house, those new clothes, etc. and sure you deserve to have them all, who doesn’t. What I am saying is that when an avalanche of blessings come your way that made you really happy, earthly happy, why not share those blessings to make yourself spiritually happy as well.
We humans are creatures of habit. Let’s say your lifestyle is on a level 3 and you suddenly get a huge windfall that can take you to a level 8, don’t jump the scale so high just yet. If you are living in a two bedroom apartment driving a Toyota sedan, moving suddenly to a posh ten bedroom mansion in a Ferrari may abruptly distract your natural daily routine and may catch you off balance.
That is what happens to lottery winners coming from the poor. From a lifestyle level 1, they jump to a level 10 and in a few years come back to level 1 again.
Just like in scuba diving, it takes time to acclimatize before you proceed. If you are in lifestyle level 3, just take one small step to level 4 where adjusting is very minimal before going up to the next level again.
And share your blessings with the needy poor, not the lazy poor you see on the streets. The needy poor are the people like you at the time when you were also in the rut.
If getting rich will make you physically happy, giving it will make you spiritually happy. If God gives us his blessings, then giving makes us a blessing to others.
Have a Simple and Better Life.