Pray About It: A Great Delay Tactic

I really didn’t want to give any money to him. Even though the presentation was excellent and it seemed a very worthy cause. Who could argue against it? Of course we all want people to be safe from violence, especially innocent women and children. I’ve seen the pictures on television.

I just didn’t want to give, even though I knew I should. So I used my best delay tactic. I looked him straight in the face and said, ‘let me pray about it.’

That is actually a good way to work my way out of doing what I know I should do. I pray about, muse upon, consider, meditate and in the end forget about the whole thing and go spend my money on something I want for me.

Try it out yourself. The next time someone hits you up to help someone in need, pray about it.

Proverbs 3:27-28 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come back, And tomorrow I will give it,” When you have it with you.…

James 2:15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?…