A One-Way Street

I remember when I was first trying to grasp the concept of social media, I was told that people would respond to me if I responded to their posts. It makes sense, right? However, I noticed quickly that there are some who are all about posting and getting likes and comments but never reciprocate.

With some people, giving will always be a one-way Street. You will be quick to give, and they will be quick to receive. Although we as givers do not expect in return, there will be some who will drain us dry. They will come to the point of asking and expecting.

Jesus made this awesome statement: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” God has wired us to be givers. We find our greatest joy when we give. If you really examine the life of a selfish person, you will be an unhappy person. Selfish people are never fully satisfied.

When it comes to the one-way street, I want to be on the giving end with no expectation of receiving. God will reward me with the joy of giving, and that is enough.

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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