Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way, things will be equal. II Corinthians 8:14
This past week I had the opportunity to spend a good bit of time on airplanes. And the one thing they all had in common (except NEVER being on time) was the spiel flight attendants give before each flight takes off.
As I sat trying to appear like I was listening for the fourth time in two days, the lady sitting next to me spoke to me in a low voice. “That makes no sense at all.”
When I looked up to see what set her off I saw the oxygen mask dangling from the stewardess’s hand.
I smiled again and returned to my magazine, but my thoughts were on the instructions and possible scenarios. At first thought, my seat mate’s opinion seemed unselfish and even vaguely Christ-like. But the longer I considered the instructions the more I began to see how that wisdom was rooted in truth—spiritual truth.
It is not possible to share something I don’t possess.
I have to make sure I to breathe deep, and make sure I'm filled with God's Spirit so I can live out what God has for me.