If you're a Christian and you've been taught that you "have to" give or you "have to" tithe, I have a question for you:
What if there was no expectation on you to give?
What if you were never taught to give?
Would you give?
Would you be generous?
God Himself is a giver. Since you've become a believer have you let His nature rise up on the inside of you?
Commune with God. Let His desires rise up on the inside of you. He'll put a desire in you that He wants you to follow through on. If it's to give something somewhere; be encouraged: DO IT! You'll be so glad to have followed that desire.
But make sure you give what you really desire to give, this will be so rewarding to you.
My wife, Nancy, is a real giver. She has it so strong in her heart to give. Earlier today there was a lady who stopped by. Nancy just couldn't let her leave without giving her something. She looked around and all she could find was a big package of paper towels. So that's what she gave her. The woman was blessed. So was Nancy. I believe God was blessed too, because someone trusted Him. They trusted that His provision would continue to come and they gave, which is very close to His heart.
For God so loved the world
that he gave
his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish
but have eternal life.