“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10:8, NIV)
My highest goal in ministry is pretty simple: to freely give as God has given to us. I can’t give anything more than what I’ve been given; none of us can. The Lord has placed in our hands all that we are, and all that we are to give. We can take no credit for anything. None of us chose our bodies, our personalities, or our talents. We just are. But, in the hands of the master, we become a unique supernatural blessing to all we’ve been sent to strengthen.
In a world of individual successism (yes, I just made-up that word) the strategic development of ourselves for personal gratification has become at times a higher goal. Just giving without any thought of return is hardly a present-day concept. In modern America, we have to be part of the equation – we must benefit.
True joy, though, is knowing that I’m simply being true to my divine purpose. It’s confidently releasing what’s been given to me without the ulterior motives that come with self. Is it easy? No! But, the soul-filling benefits cannot be measured by anything this world considers valuable.
Connect to your why. Freely give as you’ve been blessed, and you will find your destiny – you will walk in perfect peace…and ultimately, heaven’s gates will open wider.