Giving and receiving is a constant in our everyday lives. But let’s really consider the two. There is something about the one who gives and the one who receives. Learning how to receive is important to the one who gives. The giver may love to be a blessing to others without any expectation in return however; they must learn to receive just as equally. Let’s take a moment to discuss giving and receiving.
There are those in life who simply enjoy giving to others and seeing how much they could help someone else. Giving is a gift and does not come easy to everyone. One must learn to give genuinely without any intention of receiving anything in return. An important part of giving is to learn that you may have to hold off on your giving, if someone is looking to you rather than God. Otherwise, the giver can be taken advantage of and the individual does not understand the importance of seeking God and learning to trust Him to meet their needs.
There are those who are good at receiving but not giving. These can be known as takers. They like to take advantage of the generosity of the giver. They may see the giver as someone who does not hold back on their giving and never says no. Takers assume their entitlement and their sense of deserving. One must be very careful of takers, there seems to be many and have taken advantage of givers often.
Givers may not understand the side of receiving because they like to only be the one extending themselves. However, to the one who gives, there is just as much of importance in receiving. There may be times the giver may be in need and may not want to ask or receive because they just want to keep giving. It may be humbling to them to learn how to receive. But when the giver genuinely understands the importance of both giving and receiving then they have reached a place of maturity in every healthy relationship.
I would love to hear what you have experienced with giving and receiving in your lives. Your stories encourage others and can bring to light real life experiences regarding these “Let’s Take a Moment” blogs.
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