I didn’t want to post about this until the first transaction went through, but as part of my 101/1001 I felt that God put on my heart to sponsor a child.
That’s about it.
Nothing dramatic, and nothing 100% sure, but it was an impression that I couldn’t shake. And it took me back to the phrase, “If not now, then when?”
For me personally, I had always wanted to, but never felt quite equipped to financially. I had lofty ideas about being a financially stable doctor with a steady income and the ability to sponsor a child and sow back into their live as a “sponsor parent” almost, not a “sponsor sibling”.
But if it’s something God wants me to do, chances are it’s going to be something God will do through me. I’m definitely not the best role model when it comes to my finances, but I’ve been taking steps to remedy that.
I’m definitely also not in an ideal financial situation either, being unable to work this year due to study commitments and relying on Youth Allowance. But honestly it’s been less about the actual monetary amount and more about the attitude.
It’s why I can say that I give an offering to my Church out of my income, and that having my Church make that easier for me (through online giving) has allowed me to re-shape the way I think about what my finances can do.
If I’m giving away my offering to the work that God’s doing in his Church locally, and He is still providing for me, then that was one more argument for sponsoring this kid.
I don’t think I need to say this, but this post isn’t to brag. Those of you who didn’t need to hear that know that this blog is very much about my weakness and the small steps of obedience that I’m taking in knowing more about God.
And those of you who needed that disclaimer but still doubt my intentions, will be quick to accuse me of bragging. And I’m okay with that, because this kid in Indonesia is still getting a better shot at life through the work of Compassion.
And this isn’t my call for you to sponsor a child.
But it is a challenge to maybe take that step that you were hesitating on.
The one that you would do “when you were older”, that is definitely within your reach now.
“If not now, then when?”