Trash that Scarcity Mentality
‘…God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory’ (Philippians 4:19 NKJV).
God’s! And His ability to bless you is not limited by the job market, the stock market, or the housing market. For forty years He fed His people in the wilderness with manna from heaven. He sent ravens to deliver meat to Elijah during a famine. He fed five thousand people with a boy’s lunch.
Paul writes, ‘God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others…Yes, you will be enriched in every way…’ (2 Corinthians 9:8, 11 NLT).
The scarcity attitude is rooted in fear and shows distrust of the awesome power of God to supply all our needs according to His unlimited resources. It’s based upon the faulty assumption that if someone else has something, you can’t have it because there’s only one pie, and every slice that someone else gets means less is available for you. It makes you believe that the blessings of others come at your expense. It says, ‘You win, I lose.’ That’s no way to live the abundant life!
Start today to reprogram your thinking. Remind yourself that you’re not in competition with anybody, for anything, in any area of your life. Cling to the words of Jesus: ‘…I have come that [you] may have life, and that [you] may have it more abundantly’ (John 10:10 NKJV).
Pray: ‘Father, help me to reject all thoughts of scarcity. Show me how to help others achieve their goals by sharing my time, talents, treasure. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.’
‘…God will generously provide all you need…’ 2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 12:1-2, 28-29
The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness & worldly passions & to live self-controlled, upright, & Godly lives in this present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God & savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness & to purify for Himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works! Let us also lay aside every weight, & sin which clings so closely, & let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder & perfecter of our faith! Let us offer to God acceptable worship with reverence & awe, for our God is a consuming fire!
God is training you to live a Godly life! Look to Jesus & you will be able to run with endurance! Be zealous for His good work in you! God loves you & has provided everything you need! Seek Him today! Never delay!