Mark 12:41-43 NIV “Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury…. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins,…..“Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.”
God does not expect you to do what the next person in line is doing for Him. He knows each and every one of us and He knows what we are capable of offering unto Him. He is far more concerned with the heart that is giving than He is with the actual thing that is being given. There are instances where we try to measure our strength based on the strength of those around us. Instances where we try to do things because everyone around us is doing it and all that does to us is wear us out. God has given each and every one of us something unique. He does not expect you to be the exact replica of your neighbor, that is why there’s only one of you. We are all different in our ways, and it is our hearts that matter.
Take worship for example just because someone likes to worship with music does not mean you have to worship with music. You might like to show your love and appreciation to God through art, or songs, dance. Whatever the avenue may be it is only the approval of God that matters. What is much to man isn’t necessarily much to God. Just as we see in this scripture everyone even in our day today would have praised the rich for giving so much but it was the poor woman who Christ took notice of. Do not let the measure of what you have been the reason you hold out on God. The measure is in the pureness and genuineness of heart. So do not look down on yourself and what you have to offer all because the person next to you has more. God sees more than man can ever see. So even with the small you may have, do exploits.
Mark 12:41-43 NIV “Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.”