11.18.2008

Gift Scrooge

I'm a gift scrooge this year. I've never been the type to ask for a whole lot. I'm a pretty content person. Generally, I'm not that high-maintenance. This last year, God has really been speaking to me a lot about His kingdom. I feel like He's taking me on a journey towards selflessness more than ever. it's scary, but exciting, and freeing. Now, I'm not by any means an example of being selfless or generous. I just feel like on my way to becoming. God has really started with my heart and mind and soul on the whole issue. God is reviving the age-old mindset of taking care of the needy, and not becoming greedy, and I'm excited to be a part of that, and also to be in a church that's on a similar journey. So, this year, I've hit a dilemma. My family and friends have been asking me what I want for Christmas, and I actually feel kind of guilty giving them an answer. Just being an American, puts me in the "rich" category in the big picture. So, I kind of feel like a gift scrooge. I guess I really need to focus on being as much or more a giver than a receiver this Christmas. I think would be a great thing to all people give more than they receive this year. I think there's Bible verse about that.

3 comments:

Speaktopia said...

Well said and a word we all needed to hear.

Matt W. said...

I'm with you there, I hate when people ask me what I would like, I never have an answer.

I do usually find something to tell my wife that I would like, because she's going to get me something, and if it's something I don't care for, she get's upset, so it's just way easier to have her get me something I really do want... and I usually pick less expensive things that what she would have picked so it works out well in that respect too...

Crystal G said...

It's a good idea, people get to caught up in money and how it's spent. But in defense of gift givers, I know I delight in seeing the face of the person receiving a gift from me.

So you could say something like a donation in my name to {good cause}.