5 Easy Ways to Be Generous Without Using Money

God has designed us not to be hoarders but conduits through which His generosity flows

“Generosity is not just about money. God has created us to be generous with all our resources. So while you work to free up your finances, here are five easy ways to be generous without using money.”

 

God has designed us not to be hoarders but conduits through which His generosity flows. Many people desire to be more generous but feel their current financial situation limits their generosity. And, to an extent, some are probably right. Especially when it comes to their financial generosity. This is why we need to pursue financial health, to be in a place where we are open-handed with our money, ready to give when God commands or tugs on our heart.

But generosity is not just about money. God has created us to be generous with all our resources. So while you work to free up your finances, here are five easy ways to be generous without using money:

  1. Write a note of encouragement. Be generous with your words. There are numerous reasons to write notes of encouragement. Here is one I like—identify someone whose investment in you has had a big impact on your life. Thank them for their investment. Thank them for their time and energy. Let them know about the difference they made in your life.
  1. Donate unused goods. Be generous with your stuff. Many of us have too much stuff. At our house, we sometimes find ourselves with too many toys. So, what do we do? We give some of them away. You probably have some unused or lightly used goods that you can give away. Here is a way to identify them—if you did not use the item during the past twelve months, you’re probably safe to donate it.
  1. Have people over. Be generous with your home. Maybe ask the new neighbors to come over for dinner. Maybe ask a few friends from your church to come over for coffee. Or maybe a coworker and their spouse for a barbecue. Open up your home to others. Play a game, watch a game, or just enjoy a meal together. Create an environment where comfortableness is felt and conversations flow.

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