OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF LACK
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.- 2 Timothy 1:7.
Fear is the biggest dilemma in the world. A lot of people around the world are living in fear of lack and it’s controlling how they think and it’s destroying their lives. Fear of lack is the enemy against your destiny and your dreams. You can’t give it power anymore to control your life.
Many of us have fear of lack, never having enough and that has affected us in so many ways that we are always wanting more. We are never happy because we are not satisfied with what we have. We are so afraid that we are going to loose it all. Fear of lack causes greed because we are always consumed wanting more and we have let material things become an idol. And when material things become an idol the lack of them will always keep you in fearful state. When fear is controlling your life it will destroy everything you are about, so trust God and not material things that perish. Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”- Hebrews 13:5
There times when the place where we were getting our provision dries up for example when you loose your job, when your business fails and it throws you in lack and your filled with so much fear and you start questioning yourself where the money or where the help is going to come from financially. And you forget that God has provision for you. Don’t be stuck at the closed door because God is opening new doors for you where no man or devil will close. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.- 2 Corinthians 9:8
It’s time to put fear out of business. When thoughts of fear of lack torment your mind and heart resist them and renew your mind with God’s promises because He says He will supply all your needs according to your riches in glory. Do not fear but trust God with your need because God will always provide for you. But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.- Jeremiah 17:7-8
So don’t worry about money, what your going to eat or wear and know this… if God can take care of the birds in the sky how much more will He take care of you His child. When you put your trust in yourselves you will never have enough but when we put your trust in God you will always have more than enough. So don’t put your trust in material things because when you loose them you will end up leaving a life of fear of lack because you did not trust in God’s provision. “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?- Mathew 6:26
I don’t know what your worried or afraid of about but whatever it is let it go and trust God with your worries. Cast all your care and burdens upon God because He cares for you. I remember a while back I was believing God for a financial break through that I needed right away and when I didn’t get it I freaked out, my heart was overwhelmed with anxiety and fear of lack. I start to think how am I going to pay for my school, how I was going to pay for my bills and everything I needed to take care of ….And then the Holy Spirit quicken me and reminded me of His word and He said do not fear, don’t you know I’m your God and your provision is in me. And He also reminded me of all things He provided for me through the years and immediately as I remembered all that my faith was strengthened and all the fear, anxiety and worry all went away and I decided that no matter what lack or disappointment I faced I would always trust God’s provision and never let the enemy fill my heart with fear of lack.
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
So I encourage you today don’t let fear win, let your faith in God’s provision be greater that your lack and your present circumstances. In God you will never lack but you will always have more than enough. Whatever you need go to God in prayer and He will supply your every need. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.- Philippians 4:6