“Your degree of generosity is not measured by how much you give, it is measured by how much you have left over after you give.” – Jay Link
This reminds me of the story when Jesus was talking to his disciples about the woman who only put 2 coins in when everyone else was dropping lots of money. He commended her, for while everyone else was putting so much more than she did, they were only giving their tithe, their 10%, she gave everything she had 100%.
True generosity requires a bit of sacrifice on your part. If it doesn’t really cost you anything, then you’ve not really given anything up. Only when you are giving something up for someone else, when it really costs you something substantial, is it truly generous.
Do you consider yourself a generous person? When you hold yourself to the standard of it’s not about how much you give, but how much you have left, are you still generous? Take a look at that, and challenge yourself on it…