In sports, you hear a lot about two very different kinds of athlete. One is labeled an "underachiever"-an athlete who has a ton of talent but gets by putting out the minimal effort. The other is referred to as an "overachiever"- someone who makes up for a lack of physical giftedness and athletic prowess with an abundance of hard work, determination, and drive.
In Luke 21:1-4, Jesus was identifying the people who gave "of their surplus" as the underachievers while representing the poor widow as a classic overachiever. As athletes and as Christians, we too face the same decision as the people described by Jesus. We can hold back in certain areas of our life but in doing this, we will never truly live up to our God-given potential. It is up to you to lay it all on the line and give whatever it is you are doing everything you got! Be the most engaged and energetic person at whatever is you take on today. I know you can do this. But will you???