A lot of times we don’t give because we are looking at the circumstances around us instead of looking at God’s word. The scriptures speak to this specifically in Ecclesiastes chapter 11:
Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. (Ecclesiastes chapter 11:4-6)
If we are waiting until the circumstances are just right to give we never will do it. What is going to happen to this seed? Does it look like rain today? Which way is the wind blowing? Is God birthing something for me? What does God have in store for me?
We do know that seed grows. But it takes some faith to step up to the plate and give. Seriously, I have put some checks in the offering plate with my hands shaking, my body sweating and mind going in circles. If we are pushing the limits as we should be there will be some fear that we will have to overcome. This is normal for steps of faith but far from comfortable. Sow seed in the morning and in the evening and see what produces…maybe both will.