Freed From A Poverty Mindset!
And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure of thought and study you give to the truth you hear will be the measure of virtue and knowledge that comes back to you — and more besides will be given to you who hear (Mark 4:24-Amplified).
We live in a negative world. A canopy of darkness engulfs the earth like a dark cloud, bringing with it thoughts of defeat, doubt, and lack. That’s why it is important for us to keep a rich supply of the Word built up inside. God our Father has lost none of His wealth, and has lost none of His ability to supply our every need.
Faith comes through what we hear. Be very careful about what you allow yourself to “hear.” Don’t allow the voice of unbelief from world sources to drown out the voice of faith you receive and hear from the Word. Take plenty of time to meditate in the Word these days. Keep your faith in God’s supply strong inside of you.
God created the world and everything in it for mankind! When the first man Adam sinned, a curse came upon the earth. Its’ once pristine, life producing, plentiful environment became a harsh climate of pain, lack, need, and death. Jesus Christ came to redeem us from the curse that came when God’s law was breached by man’s sin.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith (Galatians 3:13-14). The curse of the broken law included three things: poverty, sickness, and spiritual death.
Jesus came to deliver you from poverty as well as sin and sickness. Does it make any sense for God to create the earth and then fill it with all the necessities of life with a plan to withhold it from His own children? Of course it doesn’t. Poverty is part of the curse of a fallen world! And Jesus came to redeem believers in Him from poverty.
When I came to Jesus, I had a poverty mentality. I didn’t think I was worthy of having much. I had a barely get along mentality. The Word of God revolutionized my beliefs about poverty, lack, and need. I began to see that God wanted His own people to enjoy the blessing He placed on earth. He does not withhold from His own. My life was transformed. I have found God to be a Father who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
There was a time in my early years that I did not think I was worthy of having much. I saw myself as poor, beat down, underprivileged, etc. Poverty is a mindset. And until I could see that it really was God’s will for me to be blessed, I kept myself in need by what I thought. It was a just barely get by mindset. I had to meditate on God’s word about His being my supply, and about His will to abundantly provide before my mindset changed.
Rid yourself of the poverty mentality. Allow God to be the Father He wants to be to you. He wants you to be fully supplied. Trust Him today to free you from the curse of lack. He’s a good, good, Father!
Below are scriptures that I have meditated on for years now. They will boost your faith in God’s supply! Fill yourself with faith from them, allow them to change your personal beliefs as they did my own beliefs, then believe that you receive God’s best!
For every beast of the forest is Mine, And the cattle on a thousand hills. (11) I know all the birds of the mountains, And the wild beasts of the field are Mine. (12) "If I were hungry, I would not tell you; For the world is Mine, and all its fullness.
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.
The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts.
The earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them.
Psalm 112 – New Living Translation
Praise the Lord! How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands.(2) Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.(3) They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever.(4) Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous. (5) Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.(6) Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. (7) They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. (8)They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly. (9) They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.(10) The wicked will see this and be infuriated. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.
And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
1 Chronicles 29:12
Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! (9) Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. (10) The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy,
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
The Lord knows the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be forever. (19) They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant.
If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;
The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.
By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.
In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.
Matthew 6:33 - NLT
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Luke 12:31-32 - NLT
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.
(32) So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
Romans 8:32 - Amplified
He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all other things?
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 - NLT
Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. (18) Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.
(19) By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.
2 Peter 1:3
As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
3 John 2
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.