Back in my University days, I remember been approached by a fellow whose fellowship group had allegedly given him and other executives(aka Excos) targets to bring certain amount of money into the ministry. Whilst there was nothing wrong with fundraising, the way he went about it was rather strange as he made it seem as though anyone who didn’t support their ministry was hellbound. News had it that, some of these Excos eventually had to borrow money in order to meet these set targets…
I really do not believe that God rejoices over such neither have I found a scripture that encourages the believer to borrow( and or steal) money in order to pay tithes , offerings or make contributions to the work of ministry. Doing that literally insults His ability to provide for us…an extreme we shouldn’t venture into.
However, a mindset that says ” I would give to God when I start earning more”, or “God understands, He sure isn’t expecting something from the little I have” isn’t one God expects from His children either.
Rather, the Bible teaches us to give according to our financial capacity and just so no one has an excuse on this matter(of giving) He also makes provision as to what the “poor” can bring as an offering.
“If he is poor and cannot afford these offerings, he will bring one male lamb as a Compensation-Offering to be offered as a Wave-Offering to make atonement for him, and with it a couple of quarts of fine flour mixed with oil for a Grain-Offering, a pint of oil, and two doves or pigeons which he can afford, one for an Absolution-Offering and the other for a Whole-Burnt-Offering.” [Leviticus 14:21-22 MSG]
In order words, each one should give cheerfully according to what God has blessed him/her with.
Today, don’t wait until you have a million…Give the little you have and watch God multiple your gifts to him.
Oh, and just in case you don’t have any cash to offer give God your best dance steps, your loudest shout and your brightest smile.