I feel like I keep mentioning GIVING. I just don't think people really get the benefit of giving.
You have some people who are able to but feel that they don't need to give. They feel that someone can work just as hard as them in order to reach their same status and then no one will need to give anything.
You also have the people who feel they only need to give when they have a lot of something and so, if they don't, then they don't feel they CAN give.
God says he loves a cheerful giver. There is something about genuinely giving from the heart that results in the biggest return.
No matter what my situation, I've always been blessed from giving. I may not have received my blessing right away, nor from the person that I gave too, but I always have received favor for giving.
You can give time, things you don't wear or use anymore, connections/resources, and even prayer. Some people just need for you to pray for them.
When you're going through the storm, it's so easy (like I always say) to shut out the world and hold on to the little that you feel you have. I encourage you to then build up enough motivation to give.
Ex. I was stressing hard. I had lost my childcare funding, couldn't find a job that would be flexible enough to employ me through covid and all the restrictions and quarentining that goes with it, I was on the verge of losing my kids' spots in childcare, and was on the verge of losing my house due to lack of payment.
I didn't know what to do. No one was moving fast enough.
I had no one (that I wanted to talk to) to talk to (you know you can't talk to everyone about everything, so you go to certain ppl about certain things). I also couldn't focus on too many other things, so my responsibilities got away from me.
I was a mental mess. I wanted to run away or give up on adulting. God was not working fast enough for me. I just knew he was going to allow me to suffer gor this one.
After prayer and fasting, I decided to give. I wanted to bless someone else the way I needed a blessing.
I donated a little and then a lot.
Gave food, clothes, and any household goods I haven't used in years, and anything else I could find.
It wasn't even a day later when I started receiving calls regarding work and my life started to look bright again.
My hope was increasing again. There was a light at the end of the tunnel.
I got the job, kept the childcare and got the funding. Back to back to back.
Waiting on God to bless something can be very challenging. He wants us to depend on him for things, but doing that is not always easy especially when we don't know how nor when he's going to do it. God knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows our beginning, end, and everything in between.
Although fully trusting him in every single situation is difficult, it's wise and less stressful. Try giving and watch your blessings flow .