Everyone seems to have their hand out. As human beings, that seems to be the nature – to always have our hands out to receive.
What does it take for a human to want to just give? I can tell you what it takes. It takes knowing what it is to not have at all, yet still see someone that is in more need than yourself. The last statement is not including the people that lie, cheat and swindle their way through life, which brings them misfortune of all kinds. But this statement is for those that have genuinely lived good lives but seem to always be down on their luck. Funny thing is that the genuine that are down on their luck find joy. They find joy in having the little that they have and the appreciation that God provides for them. God given provision affords a human to give more than what has been received.
But then there is an irritating side to this giving nature. Yeah, those that take advantage of your giving. You can give your home, finances, attention, love and even more to someone that only has the desire to take and you will never receive from that person. These people are called vampires. Vampires will suck the very energy from you, just to move on to the next person.
How do you recognize these vamps? Well they usually don’t own anything to their own name. They consistently live with other people without contribution to the home as a whole. They don’t buy food for the entire home, nor do they pay any of the bills that keep the home running. Vamps also walk around as if they are entitled to things that they didn’t earn themselves. They will take ownership of accolades, items & even time that doesn’t belong to them. They feel as if the hard worker should continue to do the hard work, while they sweep in and just pretend they were there the entire time.
How do you become free from the vamp? Shed some light on the situation. That’s right, speak up & tell the truth of how their behavior affects you and others that they come in contact with. As a giver, the vampire attraction is potent. But, your light needs to be even more potent. You must clearly state that you are no longer going to feed their selfish desires. If the vamp chooses to want to leave, let them. As a giver, you want to also be able to give more to fix the situation. But, now is not the time to think about giving. Now is the time to think about taking back your integrity, hard work, and respect as a person. Stand your ground and move forward. Meditate and pray for more givers to cross your path, sharing in giving to each other!