The desire to make a difference is an innate spark in the human spirit longing for expression. Encourage and explore this thirst but know that the best way to quench it is by integrating your purpose and your giving so you’re an on-purpose giver.
Giving can be largely separated into two categories: spontaneous and planned. The more planned you are with your giving, the more spontaneous you can be when the opportunity arises. The opposite is not true.
The unplanned giver
You can compare this to the old adage, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”
but too often stifled by insecurity, guilt
Encourage it but don’t settle for it. There’s better. This sincere trait is a generalized and unaccountable tug too often sparked by a sense of guilt or obligation.
Giving is a generous act done freely, joyfully, and intentionally from a place of gratitude and sincere concern for another person.
, then your giving is more impulsive and spontaneous. There’s a place for this
giving on-purpose is specific, meaningful, and, dare I say it, measurable. It is also intentional, joyful, and proportional. It is strategic. Implied in this paragraph in the