Giving vs. Receiving is an age old question. I think it’s something people have been wrestling with
since the beginning of time and probably will for now on.
Which is better?
My faith and belief in Jesus Christ tells me the clear answer. However, how can I say definitively
that this is the case?
I can only tell you that it is true based on the personal experiences and results that I’ve seen.
Let me give you a few examples:
In 2005 when we were in the process of adopting our first child, we were faced with the delima of how to raise the needed money.
Stephanie and I sat down and asked, how we can change our lifestyle or cut out certain outflows
of cash in order to afford the adoption process? For us, we asked should we stop Giving to our church?
Our ‘Giving’ back to God was certainly an area that we could find some extra money. After thoughtful prayer and consideration, we felt based on our faith and beliefs that this was not the right place to start being greedy.
Our hearts told us that we would find a way to raise the necessary money.
The conclusion to this example is one that you would think I made up.
Here it is.
Seemingly from out of no where, Stephanie received a phone call from a huge corporation asking her if she would be interested in creating a curriculum that would be used by the United States Federal Government in their training of employees with learning Spanish. If that’s not incredible enough, guess how much ‘EXTRA’ money the projected ended up bring in?
The exact amount for us to complete the adoption and to be in the country of Colombia for 2 months.
The next example happened just recently and it’s a perfect example of where ‘Giving’ without expecting anything in return really pays off. I’ll let you decide if that’s the case.
I attend local MeetUp’s to continue to learn more and more about internet marketing. A guy named Peter Freeman and I seemed to hit it off. We decided to get together for lunch, so we did and we just talked for about an hour. Peter is very ambitious and I could tell by his tone and personality that he has the ambition to be successful at anything he applies himself to.
We just chatted casually and I honestly just told him some things that I knew to be true and that had given me positive results and successes. I find it refreshing to be able to tell people the things that you know.
About a week later, out of the blue I get a phone call from Peter telling me that he had followed some of the tips that I had given him from our lunch meeting and that he was starting to see positive results himself from his online business. Even more cool (or I should say just as cool) than that was an email that Peter sent me that had a short video thanking me for meeting with him and he was grateful for what I had shared.
The more you GIVE, the MORE YOU RECEIVE.
You may not agree with this, but it is true for me and for everyone that I associate with. The principle of Giving is told to be true from those with wisdom that I cannot even comprehend and in my life it has been true and it continues to prove that over and over.
Why not try it for yourself and see if you experience the same results as I have?
Share with me below how you have seen this first hand in your life to be true.