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Friday, August 28, 2009

LITTLE THINGS, GREAT IMPACT

Trees are great for multifarious reasons. They provide food, shelter, furniture, paper and medicine. Think for a moment. Have you ever observed how small the seeds that produce these big trees are? Usually, we overlook the great impact that little things make. Giving is one of such things.

Giving may be in form of a little effort or a short prayer offered in the cacophony of a busy schedule. It could be as trivial as a visit to the less privileged. It could be in form of money, time, skills, knowledge, ideas or advice given to those in need of it. Give what you have.

Donating a part of what we have helps to preserve the rest. This principle is evident in everything we do- science, spirituality, economics etc. For instance, Adam and Eve were instructed not to consume fruit from a certain tree, consequent upon which they would lose access to every other tree in The Garden. In insurance, payment of a premium on a house for instance, preserves the asset in case of fire or burglary. In bakery, a little yeast boosts the whole dough.

Save yourself from meltdown by giving. Giving is the road to growth. Many of us complain that we lack. Give a little of your “little”. Because of momentary insecurity, I once denied a friend who had more pressing needs than I did. “What if what I have is not enough for me?” “What if I go broke?” I thought to myself. But I soon made a u-turn when I realised my error. I have discovered that having one good finger is better than having five leprous fingers. You may not have all you need but you have enough that provokes someone’s envy. Give out of your scarcity. Your “little” gift will be an answer to someone’s prayer.

Proverbs says “If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.” Deolu Akinyemi suggests that, “Life should be measured by donation, not duration.”

Money is a security, including every tangible and intangible thing you possess. You are a custodian of everything you have. Everything is given by heaven. You will best understand a gift from the perspective of the giver, understand that what you possess is not wholly yours; you are only a keeper- enjoy some and distribute some.

God keeps well those who do good to others- paying schools fees, hospital bills, clothing the naked, fighting for the oppressed, speaking for the voiceless and listening to those in obscurity. Whether or not you give, what you hoard will ultimately diminish. So, why hoard?


GREAT QUOTES

· He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord. Proverbs 19 v. 17

· Have love enough to give to those who deserve it the least but need it the most. - - Testimonies Magazine.

· Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are
expecting to give…which is everything. -Katherine Hepburn

· It is difficult to give away kindness. It keeps coming back to you. -Cort Flint



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4 Comments:

  • Thanks a lot Tunde for the inspiring articles despite the yahoo problem. Thanks for finding the time out of your busy schedule to inspire people. May you reap the fruits of your labour in Jesus name.

    Ope Ogunsola

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 21 September, 2009 12:52  

  • Thanks a lot Tunde for the inspiring articles despite the yahoo problem. Thanks for finding the time out of your busy schedule to inspire people. May you reap the fruits of your labour in Jesus name.

    Ope Ogunsola

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 21 September, 2009 12:52  

  • Thumbs up broda, you always hit me with these words at the right time.
    God bless and increase you on all sides. I am really happy i met someone like you in life.
    You will remain a source of inspiration to me.
    Regards to madam.

    Tony Oriekose

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 21 September, 2009 12:55  

  • Hi Tunde,
    thanks a lot and welldone. i enjoyed this especially. It's spot on coz God has been revealing new things to me about giving.

    meanwhile I am yet to receive your comments on www.waleogunyemi.com

    kola oluyemi

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 21 September, 2009 12:58  

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