“and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)
People mostly need jobs, a legitimate way of making money. Self-employment is a way to start. Handing cash to individuals is nothing else other than sharing a meal with them. But we will not always be around. And that’s why we should teach them to fish.
There had been times when I had neglected my own family to try and help someone I see in need. Was I wrong or what? That help that I would provide usually would usually go to a lux, never a necessity. And people never come back to say, “I’m all set for now. Let’s try to help someone else.” This is how vain things can get.
One moment the person complains about not having the money to pay for their necessities. But when they get the fund, it’s wasted. And some folks would rather be seen as a needy person than one who’s self-sustained.
You can’t always tell one from the other. This is why if God puts onto your heart to donate, donate and walk away. Forget about assessing. You’ll be more disappointed than ever. Rain. Regardless of where the drops fall, rain.
Like God rained Jesus on the world, rain Jesus, rain his love, rain the love of God, rain the gospel.
“Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” (Matthew 5:42)