We want to give to people who already have goals and who are pursuing those goals with or without our help. God likes and rewards initiative and personal responsibility. When we take responsibility He can get behind it. When people take responsibility for their vision and initiatives, in like manner, we can get behind them too.
When someone makes the statement, “If I had a $100 I would take my neighbor to the Billy Graham crusade,” they have not taken the responsibility yet. But when they say, “I am taking my neighbor to the Billy Graham crusade, it will cost $100,” this statement is saying something totally different, and it shows they are taking responsibility for their vision.
People who wait around and do nothing because they have no money rarely succeed or ever find the money they desire. My observation is that God does not give to people based on need. God blesses those who apply his principles and have faith.
For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him (Matthew 25:29).
Give to the people who are going to do it with or without your help. Empower what people are already doing instead of giving a risky handout to start something new. Get behind a project where they are already initiating. This is how God’s economy of giving works.