Being a generous person starts with us letting go of money as our Master. While money can do many things and serve many purposes, it should not fill the role of being master of our lives – that place should be kept only for Jesus!
We’ve probably all seen a swinging trapeze act in a circus (or at least watched a video on YouTube). As the trapeze artist swings on one of the bars, the goal is to eventually let go of that bar in order to grab a hold of the other trapeze bar. It is impossible to be on both trapeze bars at once. The same applies when it comes to serving Jesus as master. Money and Jesus cannot both be your master because it is impossible to serve two masters at the same time.
With Jesus as our master, we are free to tithe and to bless others with our money because our heart is not tied to it. If money is our master, then we will feel like a slave to it, we will strive to get more of it, and when we have it we won’t want to let it go.
If we want to live generously then we need to evaluate who or what is the master of our lives. We can live generous lives for the glory of God only with Jesus as our master.
• Listen to God and allow Him to direct your finances. If you have a job and are earning money, then a great place to start is by tithing on a Sunday!
• Be honest and identify who (or what) is the master of your life. Do you need to let go of something in order to fully grab a hold of Jesus and serve Him as your only master?
– Matthew 6 :24 – 34
– Mark 10: 17 – 27