The plans for your life aren’t just over once you have found your purpose and have gained a sense of fulfillment. God says that not only can we use our skills and abilities to bless our own family, but to also bless others.
In 2 Corinthians 9:11 the word says that we will be enriched in every way so that we can be generous on every occasion. It goes on to state that it is this generosity that will result in thanks being given to the Lord.
Enrich – To improve or enhance the quality or value of.
You see, God provides us with the tools and abilities necessary to make us successful within our lives, but He also uses growing seasons to improve us in every aspect. The word of God has made me a better person, a better husband, a better father, and a better businessman. When we stop doing things according to our plans and we start to follow the plans laid out before us, we find that we are enriched in every aspect.
Just as good soil will enrich and nourish a seedling, the word of God can enrich and nourish our lives if we are willing to study it and to digest it properly. This enrichment may be felt by us, but it is our job as believers and followers of Christ to take this enrichment and pour into others with it. Instead of blooming and flourishing on your own, make sure that you take the time to help water those around you who are wilting. Be generous in every circumstance that you can be generous in.
To be generous. To give in abundance to those around you who may be in need. This is to do the bidding of God. To follow the word to it’s fullest. To live out what you believe in.