There are seasons in a man’s life where scarcity becomes the story of his life. It may be due to his own decision or may not be a fault of his. Irrespective of how things may look like, the obvious is the scarcity and need around. The scarcity is not limited to food, water or money. It could be anything you need, but are struggling to have access to. It is that thing that makes you worry and seek solutions from all the sources you would no try, under normal circumstances.
Prerequisites for Abundance
As I read this passage of the Bible today, I really learnt a few things about the prerequisites to see abundance in your life. Take time to read 2 Kings 4: 1-12 as I share with you some of the things I learnt:
A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.”2 Kings 4:1 (NKJV)
- Identify your need and not wants
It is your needs that define your scarcity and not mere wants. A need is something you need to survive; a want is something you desire but you can live without it. Understand that God supplies our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Phillipians 4:19). In fact, He knows what you need even before you ask them (Matthew 6:8).
This teaches us to learn to set priorities, starting with what you need to what you want. With what you have at the moment, focus on the needs and you will gradually see there will enough left over. You cannot see the abundance if you have not clearly stated your priorities. If your 24 hours in a day is not enough for you, try a to-do list by stating the needed items first and the want-to-do ones later. You will then notice that you have more than enough time to do the needful and have excess for other things.
It is my prayer that God will grant us the grace to focus on the needful and through that refocus on what God is calling us to do. God bless you and remain a blessing. AMEN!
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