Why Settle For “Good” – When You Can Have GREAT?!
Identify the places in your life where you have become comfortable with your level of “success.” Where have you settled? And, more importantly…what GOOD things in your life could be BETTER?!
You can actually make a big difference in other countries. And, hang on before you leap to the conclusion, “There’s no way I can make a difference worldwide!” You think you can’t afford it, you’re barely making ends meet but since I’ve started consistently giving 10% to the widowed and the orphans, our finances and our profits have been blessed!
This morning I want to share something very important about how giving has changed my finances and life. You see, if you want to be successful, you need to understand that you literally reap what you sow. When I was 21, I was homeless for the whole month of December. By January, I had managed to start a business from the trunk of my car and move into an apartment. Over the next 6 months, I made near $50K. And you know what I did with all that money?
I bought clothes, I bought STUFF. It was all “me, me, me.” If you are sowing into selfish desires, you will never reap anything of honor. You will spend every dime you make. All I know is, ever since my husband and I opened our ears to the cries of the orphans, we have finally found financial stability. Because we stopped making money all about fulfilling our selfish wants.
In the past decade, I’ve learned I can actually make a big difference in other countries. And, hang on before you leap to the conclusion, “There’s no way I can make a difference worldwide!” See, your doubts start with your finances. You think you can’t afford it, you’re barely making ends meet or maybe you don’t see the need. But there is one amazing money skill I’ve learned over the years. And since I’ve started consistently giving 10% to the widowed and the orphans, our finances have been blessed! Our profits have been blessed!
Instead of feeding your greed, feed a spiritual blessing! Because if you feed the orphan, the widow and the sick, your Father will in turn take care of you. “I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.” (Matthew 25:35)
Last week I had the privilege to pray with Food For The Poor at their headquarters. King’s Ransom Foundation, alongside Food For The Poor, has been working to transform the village of Santa Pancha, Nicaragua. Currently, the citizens live in unstable housing built on top of old mining tunnels. They live in constant fear of a collapse that could destroy their homes and injure or kill their loved ones.
Along with the new houses, we are teaching the men to farm and the women to sew, so they can create sustainable incomes to provide for their families for generations to come. So far, over $700K have been raised and every penny helps! If you want to actually help make a difference in this world every dime helps – or you can help just by spreading the word.
So many of the DaniJohnson.com community have participated in this effort to change lives! If you can be counted among them, please share your experiences below and be sure to pass on today’s message. If you have any questions or are curious about the Santa Pancha project, you can look up all the details here.
A simple thank you is really not enough! I’ve seen firsthand the lives touched by past efforts and it just motivates me to help more! I’ve witnessed how we CAN make a difference and even if it just affects one person, that is enough. If you could save just one life, wouldn’t that be worth it to you?
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In great faith,
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