“Give in proportion to whatyou have” 2 Corinthians 8:11 New International Version.
Please remember this before giving.
So if you are just getting by do not feel ashamed or obligated to give whether it be to your church or to a certain cause.If either your church or certain causes try the guilt trip on you just quote this verse to them.
Instead of giving money (which you cannot afford) why not donate your time instead?
You can be an usher or Sunday school teacher at school. You can canvass for a cause you believe in.
On the other hand, if you earn a comfortable living or higher do not be stingy with your giving.
If you can afford to go to lunch or buy coffee at a certain chain store every day, you can afford to be generous in your giving.
The pastor needs money to take care of his family and the church needs finances to pay the bills like hydro.
It is the same thing with your personality.
If you are an introvert (prefer to either be alone or in small groups) and someone tries to domineer you into attending a big social function do not feel obligated to go.
Personally, I prefer small Bible study groups over big churches. I feel uncomfortable in big groups but love mentoring one on one.
If, on the other hand you enjoy being in big group settings and there is a big social function, why not donate your time?
So give what God has blessed you with to His glory and to your fulfillment.
I do not conform to what other think I ought to do but to what God has made me to do. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) bless me to be as gracious with the abundant gifts You have so generously given as You have been to me. I humbly ask this in the name He who gave the gift of His life for me Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.