What Will You Give Today?

Recently, I gave my eBook away for FREE on Story Cartel in exchange for honest reviews. Several hundreds of people from across the world downloaded the devotional. That’s hugely encouraging, for which I’m grateful.

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The power of generosity

The first time I heard about giving your craft away for free, I concluded the idea was silly and unwise.

How can you give away your sweat of many months and years? How can you give away your ‘baby’, your project? I believe in generosity but your work?
 

That was a year ago.

Since then, I’ve had the privilege of joining online friends like Jeff Goins, Alene Snodgrass, Sundi Jo and others on the launch team of their books.

With them, I witnessed first hand the power of generosity. They gave their best works away. Why? Because it’s not about money but joy – the joy of simply creating.

3 winners of $10 Amazon gift cards

I promised (in addition to the free eBook download) to select three people for a $10 Amazon gift card, each. If you’ve left your honest feedback on Amazon, I’d first like to thank you.

And the winners are…

Florence Pantele – Arizona, USA. 
Carol Burris – Florida, USA.
Michael Carter – South Carolina, USA.

An email on how they will claim their prize is on the way.

So, what will you give today?

Generosity is powerful. There’s purpose in release. Giving opens doors; it’s God-intended living. One of the most powerful prayers a Christian can pray is, “Lord, lead me to opportunities to give. I want to be a blessing to others.”

My wife and I have prayed that way so many times we know God honors such prayer and blesses the resulting obedience.

Today, you have an opportunity to choose generosity over hoarding. Today, you have an opportunity to share rather than keep all your blessings to yourself. Today, you have a window of grace to go over and beyond. Will you take it?

“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.” – Proverbs 11:24

What will you give today?

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Michael Carter

    Well said. Graham Cooke challenged me with this as well-
    “Do you want to be known as a careful man or a generous man?”

    • I choose generosity! Thanks @disqus_iZwJyT7hgG:disqus

  • That’s a powerful prayer!
    My dad was a huge giver…when I think of generosity, I think of him and am encouraged to give more.

    I’ve come to realize my dad with a cheerful heart knowing God had a limitless supply of blessings to meet his needs.
    When I’m feeling stingy, I realize I’m not trusting in God to be God. Instead, I’m trusting more in myself to meet my needs instead of God. That’s really convicting. I’m so glad God challenges me to grow! I don’t want to be stingy.

    Congrats to the winners!

    • Your experience with your dad resonates with mine too – he was a giver, to a fault actually. There’s a good lesson in your words about stingy – can you imagine a stingy God? Wow, He wouldn’t have sent Christ to redeem us. But thank God for His giving heart. So much to learn. Thanks my friend.

      • I agree, Joseph, so much to learn!
        And thank God for His giving heart!

  • This is generosity at its height. I can’t tell you how much you encourage me Joseph. Also, I was surprised by a mens group member who pulled me aside and showed me that he had downloaded your eBook during the launch. God works so wonderfully Joseph. So awesome, keep up the awesome work you are doing. We need more generous people like you.