Reverend Dr. William H. Curtis

It’s Enough 

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.
Psalm 51:17 (NKJV)

Many people are negatively impacted by their inability to make large offerings in life.

I'm not talking about money. I’m talking about time and attitude and emotionality and effort and behavior and mindset. I’m talking about life’s demands and the expectations that others have placed on them. So many feel that they just aren’t giving enough. Many are demotivated by the fragility of their own effort. They are deflated by their slow pace of progress in the battle that goes on in the mind and in the flesh and in the spirit.

So often we stand before the Lord knowing we have so little to give. “Lord, I wish I had more energy. I wish I had more excitement. I wish I had more optimism. I wish I had more capacity. I wish I had more ability. I intended to give You more effort. I thought I could last longer. I just knew I could hold out far more, and for extended periods of time. I thought I had the stamina. I thought I was at a place where I could do better than I did.”

And yet, when we stand before God with only small offerings—tiny, incremental, progressive steps—I’m here to tell you it’s enough. If all you have to give is miniscule, yet freely given with a contrite heart, Jesus says, “Bring it to Me.”  He will not refuse, disregard, or discredit your offering because of its size.

Give what you have to the Lord, and He will bless it.