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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We all Need a Little More Compassion

What's holding me back? I've always wanted to be involved in programs like Compassion, and Kids Against Hunger. I get stirred while I read the articles and see the photos, and think "someday". But WHY not now?

I have so many excuses. "I'm bad with money." "There's not enough to live on, AND give away too." "I'm not even consistent with my tithe, or faith promise at church, how can I start something new?"

I need to pray. Maybe you'll pray for me? Pray that I can start being consistent with my giving, that I can see my heart for what it is... selfish.

I prayed last year to be able to make my own money, so I could give to faith promise missions... and the Lord brought in the sales on Etsy... and what did I do with it? Only a handful of the profit actually went where it was supposed to go. I use the excuse that I'm bad with money, what an excuse. It's that excuse that enables me to spend without keeping track. I do it on purpose, because I don't want to own up to it. I don't want to be given a ceiling on the spending, to be told no (even by myself.) The money trickles in from sales, and I just let it trickle right through my fingers, instead of holding onto it, and using it the way I prayed for.

This year, I need to get a hold of this sin in my heart, and give it to God. I need to stop holding on to it.

How about you? How are you doing in this area? We'll pray together.

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