Not having enough is certainly a problem. A lack of food, money or medicine can be life-threatening and is experienced by many around the world. Much is being done to try to solve the social issues of “not enough.” However, as I pushed myself away from the table after another big meal, I was reminded of problems associated with having too much. More than enough food left me lethargic and uncomfortable. Do you know that feeling?
We rarely look at the issues surrounding “too much.” Coveting more without sharing causes a generosity gap that can create that same feeling left by eating too much— lethargy and discomfort.
It may seem counterintuitive but withholding giving to others can bring suffering. On the other hand, blessing others brings true riches.
One gives freely yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11:24-25 (ESV)
Enough is Enough! Let us find true joy and riches through our generosity this week.