Give generously and generous gifts will be given back to you, shaken down to make room for more. Abundant gifts will pour out upon you with such an overflowing measure that it will run over the top! Your measurement of generosity becomes the measurement of your return.” – Luke 6:38 (TPT)
As a teenager, God wants you blessed. God’s desire is that you’re blessed because He knows that if your needs are met, you’ll be able to look out for the needs of others.
God wants you to be able to buy a friend that is down Starbucks to encourage them. He wants you to be able to give to support the missionary that visits your church. God wants you blessed so that you can go out and be a blessing to those hurting around you.
Today’s Challenge: Practice Generosity
So today’s challenge is for you to practice generosity. Spend some time today thinking about what you could do to help someone else. Could you hang out with your grandpa who is lonely? Maybe you could give some time and volunteer at your church.
You could bake cookies and sell them to raise money for a missionary. There are so many opportunities to practice generosity if you’ll begin to look for them.
If you’ll begin to look, God will show you ways to be generous and to help others.
Many times it’s easy to become so internally focused that we forget to help others around us. We focus on our problems and it blinds us to the needs around us. So today challenge yourself to not be only internally focused. Look around you and see what needs God would want you to meet today.
Read the Other Challenges
- Day 1 – Challenge: Practice Quiet
- Day 2 – Challenge: Practice Generosity
- Day 3 – Challenge: Practice Community
- Day 4 – Challenge: Practice Thankfulness
- Day 5 – Challenge: Practice Identity
If you’d like a PDF copy of this 5-day challenge as well as some bonus content for further study, feel free to download Every Teenager’s Guide to Growing in God.