Do The Math
I try never to feel like a politician.
The truth of the matter is this: I am very blessed. Even though money can be an interesting subject at times, I have everything that I NEED. (Just for the record, I do not have everything that I WANT, but that’s my job to remember the difference.) Knowing how blessed I truly am, I try to give back whenever I can but I don’t delude myself to thinking that I am actually paying tithing when I donate to charities or help children in need or other such things.
“Because I have been given much, I too must give.”
I have been given so much and all that is asked of me is 10%, right? It should be easy. It should be a “no-brainer” and money should freely flow from your checkbook. But like Carrie Ann said, if you don’t have a testimony of tithing (and, well…go to church, that does help) then yes, it will be a burden. Paying tithing is a very personal decision and it really is no one else’s business. It’s between you and the Lord…paying or not. The choice is very much yours.