So I went to fix my nails very recently (as a lady, you know 😉 ). And as it usually happens in most cases, I always have a favorite person. You can’t blame me, I’m human. LOL.
When my nails was half done, I looked at the girl beautifying my nails – gentle, sweet and nice – and I thought it would be nice to give her a certain ‘change’.
But there was a problem, there was no way I was going to do that without everyone at the ‘nail store’ noticing. And excusing her out wasn’t optional as her mom was already giving instructions ‘Maria, hurry up. You need to attend to other customers’. LOL.
So the battle started, to give or not to give regardless of the situation. I thought if I gave her it would gladden her heart and her mom and sister (who weren’t exactly like Maria) will take a cue that it is ALWAYS good to be nice to customers. I mean GENUINELY nice. Even though the change in question was just #500. You can laugh now. LMAO.
Like I was saying, the more I meditated on the thought, the more I realized it wasn’t God’s – couldn’t have been. How did I know? The Bible says we should give in a way that our left hand would not know what our right hand was doing.
Few minutes later. She was done. I smiled. Kept my money and strolled home.
Case study 2:
Not long ago, I had an opportunity to be nice to someone who was really mean to me. Honestly, from a flesh perspective, I should have stoned the person. But with the grace of God, I did the right thing which was – to pay evil with good – and it sure felt good. Thank God for God.
What I’m trying to say: When next we decide to give someone anything, we need to stop first and do a quick motive check – is this action for show- off or is this to glorify God?
If it’s an action for show-off, then we can as well not bother. Because there’s no reward for that. If anything, we’ll only get the praises of men and that’s nothing, if you ask me.
But if it is an action of love and obedience to God’s word, then we can be assured that we’ll get a reward ‘pressed down, shaking together’ which is the real deal :).
So, when next you decide to give someone anything, please stop and do a quick motive check.
Cheers Cheers 🙂