Mindsets: Scarcity Mindset
Several times I have found myself in this scenario. I am part of a workshop or a conference and an announcement is made to let participants know that a very special lunch has been prepared. Soon enough the session before lunch comes to an end and suddenly the crowd makes a mad rush for the dining hall. Everybody wants to be first, people are pushing and shoving until someone from the kitchen has to come out and assure everyone that there is more than enough food for everyone and even seconds if needed.
Scarcity mentality, thinking there is not enough for everyone so you rush to take what you can while you still can.
2 Corinthians 9:8
8 And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.
When you have the revelation that God is your source then you can never have a scarcity mentality because you know that God’s resources are limitless. Like the little boy you will willingly give out your 2 fish and 5 loaves to Jesus when he asks because after all everything belongs to him. Like the widow you will not hesitate to make your last meal and give it to the man of God at Gods direction because you know God has got you covered.
People with a scarcity mentality are people with no faith. They do not believe that God is able to supply and thus they hold on tightly to what they have not willing to share or let go. This kind of life is a selfish life one that only thinks of self. A scarcity mindset wants to micro manage they always want to be in charge and they don’t open up opportunities for others.
Proverbs 11:24 Amplified Bible (AMP)
24 There is the one who [generously] scatters [abroad], and yet increases all the more; And there is the one who withholds what is justly due, but it results only in want and poverty.
Do you believe that all belongs to God? Do you believe that God is able to take care of your needs? If you do then you will always have an open hand and not a clenched fist. In fact, you will always be on the look out to be a blessing because you believe that there is enough to go around for everybody.
There is no need to hoard or to be selfish, there is enough to go around and meet everyone’s need, the God we serve is a God of more than enough.
When a need is presented, are you more likely to hold back and give excuses why you cannot give or do you give gladly?
Do you believe that God is your source and He is able to provide for you or do you have more faith in your Job than in God?
31 Therefore do not worry or be anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted), saying, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ 32 For the [pagan] Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; [but do not worry,] for your heavenly Father knows that you need them………..
Do you believe this verse and does your life reflect that you truly believe it?