A beloved woman of God was preparing to go minister in another part of the country. While praying, God spoke to her that there’s a widow struggling to pay her son’s school fees in that church and that she should pay off the fees. She inquired from the host pastor, and the widow was identified and fees paid.

Unknown to her, as she was obeying God, someone in another part of the world received an instruction from God to pay her own son’s school fees. She got home to meet the good news. Her son’s school fees in a term was more than all it would take to train the widow’s son all through school. She had enjoyed the blessing of yielding herself as a channel of blessing to others.

Friend, God wants to make you a channel of His blessings, not a destination of His blessings (Psalms 112:1-10). If God cannot pass it through you, then He cannot pass it to you. You are not supposed to be a receiver general of the kingdom. You are supposed to be used by God to be a blessing to others. Like Abraham, the reason God wants to bless you is so that He can make you a blessing (Genesis 12:1-3).

God will rather pass His resources to people that He knows would be a blessing to others than to those that would lavish it on themselves alone (Luke 12:16-21). It is good to look good, but it is better to do good (1 Timothy 6:17-19). In economics, you talk about your standard of living, but in the kingdom, God is concerned about your standard of giving. When God blesses you, don’t only raise your standard of living; also raise your standard of giving.

What God is looking for is not equal giving but equal sacrifice (2 Samuel 24:24). The widow in the gospel gave so little, yet she gave so much, even more than others. She gave her everything she had (Mark 12:41-44). God does not look at what you give, He looks at what is left after you have given. Sacrifice is a major weapon in the realm of the spirit. It is the language of the supernatural (2 Kings 3:26-27).

When God says you should be ready to distribute and willing to communicate or share, He is asking you to position yourself as a channel of blessing to others (1 Timothy 6:18). Giving is a kingdom responsibility and obligation, not a church strategy to raise funds (1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Philippians 4:15-19). We don’t give to help a church or ministry. We give to participate in the kingdom economy.

When you refuse to allow God to use you to be a channel of His blessings to others, you block your own channels without knowing. What you give activate men and angels on your behalf (Luke 6:38, Acts 20:35). Your vision for financial prosperity should go beyond acquisition; it should be distribution (2 Corinthians 9:8-15). A millionaire is not just someone who has a million stock up in his account, but one who has affected a million lives.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria