You can have influence!

You can have influence!

My dear readers, I could not be more excited to finally publish my writing! I am so very thankful for you reading my blog. I hope you are left inspired, encouraged and ready to take on new challenges!

With all my love,
PriskaTabitha

I constantly hear people criticizing wealthy people and people of influence for the way they use their platform or spend their money. To which I reply, “What are YOU doing?” Every broke joke can criticize the wealthy for not giving away their fortunes, but how many average, middle-class Americans are helping ANYONE who is unable to help themselves? I have news for you: YOU CAN HAVE INFLUENCE! YOU CAN BENEFIT PEOPLE LESS FORTUNATE THAN YOU! Don’t wait for wealth to magically appear before you give. Don’t wait to be on the world stage to speak. The world changers are people who do not wait.

This is something that has been on my heart so much in the past year and as a result I had to question myself, “Priska, yes you’re a college student…so what? You can’t give more? You can’t sacrifice more for someone else to have food and water? Or even: yes you’re having a bad day…so what? You can’t go out of your way to cause someone else to smile?” We all can do more…why wait? (I should point out, it’s God’s grace that allows me to do anything. I had to ask God to make me uncomfortable with my contentedness and more grace for how to begin.) And it’s not all about how much money you give. What are you doing with your gifts of joy and encouragement? What are you doing with your skills and talent? I had a heart-to-heart with God and quickly realized my giving was much less than what I am really able to give.

Mark 12:41-44(NKJV)
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites,which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”

This paragraph is dedicated to a man who perfectly encompasses this idea. You may have been witness to my very vocal crushing on Tim Tebow. But the article below is exactly why. Tim didn’t wait until he was a successful QB to become a philanthropist. He started with what he had, doing what he could. And now, there are 64+ QBs in the NFL, none of whom I see in newspapers for their charitable efforts. (This is not to criticize anyone else, just to point out what Tim has been able to do without ever being the starting QB for an entire NFL season.) Read the article below – get inspired – and then DO SOMETHING! There are so many reputable charities on the ground in the Philippines helping people recover from starvation, absolute devastation and complete loss of hope. Let me know if you need help discovering one! Remember: YOU CAN HAVE INFLUENCE!

Tim Tebow’s new mission: Rescue his native Philippines
From The Washington Times