Can you imagine how frustrating it would be to run a race where you didn’t know where the finish line was or when it was going to come?
Have you ever thought about setting a “finish line” in your finances?
What does that mean and what are its advantages?
If you have more than you need, consider that the “extra” might be for someone else. We live as the top 1% in the world in regard to wealth and comfort. Isn’t it funny, though, how each of us still feels like we want/need more?
If you set a financial finish line for your lifestyle, then and only then can you define how much is “enough” and how much “extra” you have that may be for sharing and helping others.
The reality is there is significant need both around the world and sometimes in our own “backyard”. Could our “extra” be for others… to bless them and meet their needs?
If we don’t ever set a finish line, then we will never feel like there is enough. And if we are constantly striving to meet our own goals, it’s difficult to look up and see the needs of other people.
For those who have entered into this “joy of giving”, you know that it is more blessed to give than to receive and that the discipline of giving comes not from a sense of guilt but one of excitement, generosity, and abundant joy.
Where can we start in this journey?
First, consider to whom we will pass everything that we have. Once the needs of our surviving spouse of been met, we can choose to go beyond the default option of passing everything to our adult children and consider the option of giving a portion or even all of it to worthy charities and ministries that are helping the world.
Second, we don’t have to wait until we die to give significantly. We can choose a percentage of our income or assets to share with others.
This week give something significant and see how it makes you feel. Who knows whose lives you could change, including your own.
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