In college, I got in trouble with my finances a few times. Overdrawn checking accounts=fear and trembling, financial frustration, and no eating out (except for Taco Bell burritos which you can pay for with quarters you find under your friend’s sofa cushions.) This was a big deal. You can’t buy anything with your debit card without another $35 fee placed on your account. Basically, you can’t spend beyond your balance.
This thought carries over into my life in other ways. When I’m tired in a workout, I start to slow down. Sometimes, I’ve even quit. My mind said I shouldn’t spend more than I had to give. Seems to make sense. I want to give you something to think about today.
Do not let the attitude on giving drift into your mindset on encouragement. The interactions you have with people count. Even when your absolutely worn out and feel like you don’t have much energy to give, I believe you do have something to give. Romans 8:11 says, “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.”
You don’t have something to give…and so, You do have something to give. Because the Spirit is at work within you helping you come alive while you’re alive. You don’t think you have anything positive to say to someone? You do. You have encouragement residing within you because the Spirit is in you. You think that your encouragement account is empty? The Spirit is in you, and has already filled you with more to give. Trust the LORD to give you more than you can give even when you feel like you have nothing to give.