Sonship Empowers Receiving Instruction and Correction for Growth
God wanted to bring growth to my life. At first I battled embracing sonship to receive this growth in the package it came in. Let me explain.
When I was in my 20’s, I felt like ministry was not really working out for me, so I had the bright idea to try selling cars, of all things. I worked with a guy named E.T. He was a cool guy, always fun to be around, not judgmental of others or of his own lifestyle choices, which you might have called “loose,” to say the least. I was a young zealot of a Christian in those days, and one day I made some judgmental comment wherein E.T. said, “Robert, you’re tight.” He took it upon himself to elaborate on the number of ways I was not open and giving to other people. Needless to say, I did not really understand or appreciate this comment.
I went to my office fuming. “If E.T. knew what I gave in tithes and offerings he would not call me tight,” I thought. As I cooled off a little, I was able to ask God if there was any truth to E.T.s statement.
God began opening my eyes to many ways that I was actually tight. It flashed in my mind how I would often hide my demo (the car I was loaned from the dealership to drive), so if a customer came for service who needed to borrow a car to drive, the manager would look out the window and see some other salesmen’s demo to offer them. I realized that just because I give my tithe and some offerings, there are many other ways God wants me to be giving. Money is not the only way to give.
A whole new picture of what it means to give opened up. As I embraced a broader lifestyle of giving, a broader array of God’s blessings came into my life.
Are you willing to ask God today if you are giving in all the ways you could be?
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