Giving is truly a gift. It feels great to give cheerfully and to give without expecting anything in return is wisdom. When you give without expecting anything in return, you are setting yourself up to receive blessings that are unexpected.
The problems arise when you give grudgingly or if you are not focused on the cause of giving but rather focused on getting something in return. Of course it is awesome to receive gifts from others, but some may mistake giving for bartering when they are expecting something just because they gave.
Before you give, decide what your motives are. Give lovingly and cheerfully. Don’t give to be seen by man. Don’t give what you are not able to. If you have regrets after you have given, reflect upon what you gave and check your true motives. Don’t feel bad when you can’t give or when you are not in the mood to give. We are humans, not robots being controlled on when to give. Listen to Holy Spirit and give when you are led to give.
2 Corinthians 9:7- “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
Matthew 6:1-34- “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.”
Proverbs 11:24-25- “There is that scattereth (gives), and yet increaseth; and [there is] that withholdeth more than is meet, but [it tendeth] to poverty; the liberal soul (giving soul) shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.”
We should know that God will bless us or will allow others to do so in His own time.