Conquering Your Fear Of Lack

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Why does the bible compare us to sheep? Because they are one of the most dependent creatures in the world; they must trust in the shepherd for everything they need.

And that is how God wants you to live: in dependence on him.

When you always live in fear of lack, you’re not trusting God enough. This core fear drives many of our other fears, including fear of ageing, fear of poor health and fear of losing the people we love

In its extreme form, fear of lack can lead to anxiety. It’s also one of the root causes of greed.

You can become so obsessed with insuring yourself against the possibility of not having enough, that you hoard more than you’ll ever need.

It can drive you to become a workaholic so that neither you nor your children will ever experience discomfort, inconvenience, and helplessness. And like all fears, it’s based on an erroneous belief about God — in particular, His ability and willingness to take care of you.

“The Lord is my shepherd (to feed, guide, and shield me); I shall not lack.” Stop living as though you don’t believe what God has promised you! A good strategy is to learn the promises, understand the conditional ones, meet the conditions, and rest in his love and faithfulness.

This doesn’t mean you sit idly by and wait for God to do what He has given you the ability to do. You must do the natural things, and trust Him for the supernatural ones.

Take The Lid Of Your Thinking

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Until Roger bannister came on the scene in 1954, some experts said it was physically impossible to break the four minute mile.

The thinking was, if it hasnt been done before then it cant be done.

But bannister not only did it, he started a new trend. History continues to prove that records are made to be broken. And with God on your side, your chances for success go through the roof!

Paul said, I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ. (Philippians 4:13 TLB)

Have you ever seen trained fleas in a jar? You dont need a lid to keep them in. Thats because when the trainer first places them in the jar, he puts the lid on it, and the fleas jump up and down frantically hitting there heads against it.

finally after alot of headaches, they stop jumping and settle in to enjoy their newfound comfort.

Now when the lid is removed the fleas are held captive by the mindset that says, ‘So high and no higher.’

What a picture! Jesus said that he came to ‘set at liberty them that are bruised’ (Luke 4:18 KJV) Bruised by what? By past mistakes,, by harsh criticism, by crippling fears, by wrong teaching, by physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual handicaps.

In other words, Jesus came to take the lid off your thinking! No matter how bad your past is, the future He has in mind is better — and it is worth pursuing and fighting for.