Welcome to Inspire Africa Project! Anytime we talk about giving people become uncomfortable because to them, the person who is talking about it wants to take their hard earned money. I used to think that way until I discovered that giving will not reduce me, rather it increases my income!
I know that many people prefer to receive that to give, but I have equally discovered that giving is more powerful than receiving. If receiving is the easiest way to prosper then all the beggars will no longer be on the street, unfortunately, most of them have been on the street for many years. It is more blessed to give than to receive because what you give has the power to multiply itself.
You must also understand that money is one of the things we give, not the only thing. I discovered that anytime we talk about giving, the first thing that comes into our mind is money. We forget that there are other valuable things we can equally give. We will discuss them in details in subsequent parts.
“Dillanos Coffee Roasters had a policy of sponsoring a Christian Children’s Fund for every employee in the company. As a way to give back to the countries that make their business possible, they sponsor children only in coffee-growing countries from which they buy beans, such as Guatemala, Colombia, and Costa Rica.
Dillanos pays $35 monthly sponsorship fee, and the individual employee correspond with their child, send birthday and Christmas gifts, and maintain a relationship with the child. In addition to making a difference in the world, the sponsorship program has proven to be a great boost for employee morale.
And while the motivation to sponsor these children was purely philanthropic, it has also had a positive impact on the company’s bottom line. All the pictures of the children they sponsor are posted along the wall of one of the hallways in the company.
A prospective client was being given a tour of the a company and asked about the origin of the pictures. When it was explained that the pictures were of children being sponsored by the company through the Christian Children’s Fund, the woman was so touched that before she even tasted Dillanos’ coffee, she decided that she wanted to do business with a company that cared so much for children and for their employee.”-Jack Canfield.
I have never seen anybody that gives consistently and die poor. Every seed you sow has in it the power to multiply. For example, if you have an orange seed and decide to decorate your table with it, you have denied it the opportunity to multiply itself. But if you plant that single seed in the soil, in few years time you will have an orange tree.
Look at how that single seed will multiply. If that orange tree bears fifty orange fruits which contains ten seeds each; that will give you five hundred seeds! If you plant those five hundred seeds, you will have a total of five hundred and one orange trees in few years time.
Just imagine if all the trees bear fifty oranges each that contains ten seeds, what you will have is 25,050 orange fruits multiplied by 10 seeds, which gives you, 250,500 seeds! All these orange fruits and seeds came from just one seed. It shows that whatever you give has the power to keep multiplying forever.
One of the secrets that liberated me from hoarding is, when I give something to somebody, I am not helping that person, rather I am helping myself. It is the giver that receives harvest not the receiver! There was a particular year Bill Gates gave about $28 million in charity worldwide, and made $7 billion that same year. So you can see that giving doesn’t reduce people, it increases them instead.
Nelson Mandela said, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Mother Teresa opined that, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mohammed Ali puts it this way, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” I will share more stories with you tomorrow. Welcome to the world of unlimited possibilities!
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