by Martijn van Tilborgh
Leaders who are intentional with their gift and message won't only help others. God returns the favor to them. I have seen this happen with those I serve, but I've also discovered it firsthand. God took me – an uneducated Dutch boy – and put me on a path of unprecedented favor and success.
The Bible teaches us that when we give, we will be blessed in return: "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap" (Luke 6:38, NIV). I'm not talking about the offering plate, though there is nothing wrong with tithing. I'm talking about giving to those who have been entrusted to you.
Consider this thought: You are a gift sent by God to the world.
You are a gift when you add value to others. You are a gift when you pour into others expecting nothing in return. God promises to give something back to you: a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over!
You have an opportunity to bring your unique message to market and to do it effectively. You can become an agent of change in a world that pressures us to adapt to the status quo. You've been given a message, a force given to you to change the world around you.
We hope that we can help it become unleashed!