Today’s Reading: Luke 21
“All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” Luke 21:4
Have you ever felt like you’re not giving enough? Whether it’s to your church or family, your time or money? I’ve felt like this a lot this last year as a new mom. There is not enough time in the day, nor do I have enough energy to get everything done that I want to get done or feel like I should get done. I’ve had to let go of some things and prioritize. My house isn’t as clean as it used to be, and I don’t have the same capacity as I used to, but I’ve been training myself to do one thing at a time and do it well.
When I read about the widow’s gift in Luke 21, I am encouraged and inspired. She didn’t have much, but she gave all she had. She gave everything. Maybe she felt inadequate and as if she wasn’t doing enough for the Kingdom, but in giving everything she had, she was doing everything she could.
This is a great reminder to us. Sometimes, we can only do so much and we can only give so much. And that’s okay. God knows our hearts. He knows we’re trying. He knows we’re not keeping anything from him. We’re serving as much as we can handle, we’re doing as much as we can handle, and we’re giving as much as we can handle. We need to stop looking at our giving in comparison to others but in the capacity of our lives. God shows us his grace each and every day, so we should give ourselves grace as well.
Spend some time in prayer asking God to help you prioritize your life and do what you can at your capacity. If you feel like you’re slacking, ask him to help you out.