Givers and Takers
Giving gives you relevance. Taking gives you obscurity. Giving makes you
an asset. Taking makes you a liability. Giving is a higher realm in the
work of God and humanity. The world marvels at givers. The world loves
givers. Every giver has the potential to be self sufficient because the
natural laws of God has a time tested means of enriching givers. No
giver will go unrewarded. The reward for giving is irreversible. With
time, every man will receive as much as he has given. Reset your mindset
to the mode of giving. There is nothing wrong with taking but do not
get comfortable being at the receiving end. No man is too poor to give.
Task your mind to be a giver.
Give to the poor and needy. Give to the high and mighty. Give to
charity, give to worthy causes. Invest financially in the lives of
people around you. Give to your children, spouses, brothers, sisters,
parents, relatives, strangers, friends, church, mosque, etc. Whatever
you give has a way of coming back to you multiplied. Most especially
give to yourself. Your giving must be balanced and objective. As you
give of your money, time, energy, talent; ensure that you don't leave
yourself behind. For instance, as you pay school fees for others, enroll
into a school and pay for yourself too. As you spend your income on
other people who may not appreciate it, invest in yourself and business
too. Do not allow takers suffocate you with their problems. They only
value the money coming from your pocket, not you! 99% of takers do not
really care about you. Their memories are too short to remember your
Do not allow anybody to blackmail or manipulate you to give. Most people
assume that givers are foolish. Giving is not weakness. A lot of
people will rather keep their monies to themselves. Generosity is not
stupidity. Do not spend your hard earned resources on lazy,
irresponsible and ungrateful people with sense of entitlement. You do
not owe them. People who are overly dependent, who plan to be a parasite
and project to others should be avoided. You cannot out give God, so do
not play God to any man. You are not the messiah. People will surely
survive and live their lives without you. Be a wise giver. Thoroughly
investigate everyone and situation before you give of your resources.
People will fabricate lies to deceive you to give. There are lots of
wolves and scammers out there seeking for whom to devour their income.
Do not give them the chance. Budget your giving and give only after
thinking through and convinced that people genuinely need help. Do not
indulge family members, relatives and friends who want to lay claims to
your income. They will ruin you and move on if you continue wasting your
income on them.
'Givers never lack' may not apply in every situation. There are litany
of cases where givers went bankrupt and remained broke due to reckless
kindness. If you waste your resources on lazy parasitic folks, you will
definitely loose your wealth and return to poverty. No man should force
you to give. Beware of takers and receivers who constantly surround kind
hearted individuals. Set your limits of giving because receivers are
limitless. Keep chronic takers away from your space. It is better to
give than to receive but do not be deceived. Do away with people who
take your giving for granted. You must save and invest part of your
income to sustain your giving. Learn to say no to perpetual beggars. It
is better to empower people to fish for themselves.
Financial giving elevates you above average people because money defines
most activities on earth. Money can be legitimate and illegitimate.
Anywhere you see crime, you see money. Anywhere you see money, you see
power. The human race require money to subsist, therefore whoever is
bold enough to give of his income is overwhelmingly loved and adored
albeit superficially. Every organization recognizes the importance of
finance. You automatically become a solution to the world as you begin
to give. Nothing is too small or too big to give, just determine to be a
giver. The universe favors givers. God your creator loves cheerful
givers and has a way of compensating them. Just give. The best
relationships are symbiotic relationships. Don't be a notorious taker.
Make sure you are adding value to people that come your way by giving
something back no matter how small.