We work hard for what we have, and in this respect, sharing can be tough sometimes.. Our inherent human nature can cause us to think “Well, I worked for mine! They should work for theirs!” but this is not the way that the Bible has taught us to think. In God’s name, we need to work hard to be as selfless and loving as He is, and one way we can show that caring and grow our sense of self is through sharing what we have.
In 1 Timothy 6:18, the Bible states “They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share.” What this means is that we do need to work hard, we are to do good work and to do it mindfully, and we are to take what we’ve earned, sharing it with others who don’t have enough rather than keep it all for ourselves. God has blessed us with the work, God has blessed us with the reward, and it’s our job to bless our neighbors with the fruits of our labor that they may be lacking.
To follow this idea, there is Luke 6:38. In this passage, it is stated “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” When we give, when we share, God blesses us doubly and provides us with the goodness we are ready to offer to another. By sharing and giving, we are readying ourselves for God’s gifts, as we truly begin to live in His divine image.
While some times of the year are more prominent than others in terms of feeling a yearning to give, it’s important to remember what the Bible states about giving always. God does not walk with us during some times, and leaves for others, and as He is with us always we should always stand by Him and His word.