Craig Groeschel, the senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, has been writing an interesting series of blog posts about giving the last 10%. He says in most things we do, giving the first 90% is the easiest because it doesn’t take as much risk. Plus our human nature tell is that once we’ve hit 90%, we’ve done a good enough job.Here are some excerpts from the firstthreeposts (he plans on continuing the series the rest of the week):
When it comes to developing intimacy, it usually happens when I share the final 10%. (The final 10% often consists of some combination of my fears, insecurities, doubts, and weaknesses.)
In my marriage, I might believe that when I serve my wife with 90% of my heart, I’m still offering her more than most men do.
In my friendships, if I’m giving 90% of my best, most would be satisfied with my commitment.
Jesus taught us to go the “extra mile” or give our coat as well as a shirt. If I stop serving others when I’ve given 90%, I haven’t given my best.
But when it comes to living, I’ve noticed that God seems to bless the final 10% more than the first 90%
But giving 90% of my best isn’t “doing everything as unto the Lord."
How are you at giving the last 10%? Do you have similar experiences to Groeschel where the last 10% can be the most rewarding?