I was chatting with a group of my girlfriends, and we started talking about Sacrifice.
Sometimes, we find ourselves at one extreme, where we’re selfish with our time and our money, and we really don’t want to sacrifice any of it, even to help the poor and the needy, sometimes even to assist a loved one.
But at the same time, many of us find ourselves at the other extreme, where we give and give and give, until we become bitter and angry and hurt. We feel like a pushover. But how do we yell “stop”? We feel responsible for part of the situation, since we were the ones who enabled the other person to depend on us so much.
Where is the balance? When is there a sign that “Enough is enough”, or when “this is the limit of giving”, or “this is it”? Is there even a sign?
As Christian girls, we’re taught to be selfless and sacrificial, but yet we’re also taught to be clever and alert and shwerd. What in the world does that mean?!
So now, we’re left with people who are so bitter and resentful, because they are a giver, and people keep taking from them.