Daily Devotion

June 19, 2015

Get Rid of Your Scarcity Mentality

“God will generously provide all you need.”             2Co 9:8 NLT

God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory” (Php 4:19). Whose riches? 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” (2Co 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” (Jn 10:10). 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.”