If you were to look at your life today in every aspect and ask yourself this question ,”Am I a giver or a taker?” What would be your answer? We all try to justify the measure in which we give due to our human nature but there comes a time when we should be trying to out-give what receive. For when we go the extra mile in giving is when God often gives us something in return whether in this life or in the next.
Can you imagine what Jesus must have been thinking as He carried that cross for you and me? What if He would have taken the stance of holding back instead of giving His all? The Lord instructs us in Colossians 3:23 to do everything unto the Lord and this means that in everything we do we should be seeking to please God instead of only pleasing ourselves. For we all know what happened to Cain when he held back what could have been given.
Is there an area in your life that you are holding back? Maybe in your relationships. Maybe in your job or maybe in your walk with the Lord? We all have areas that we can address but when we begin to neglect that every single day requires us giving something back in return then our days often become numbered because what use are we if we only take without giving something in return?