Having a scarcity mindset is one of the most dehabilitating habits a Christian can have. So many children of God are bound by the thinking they “can’t give”, “can’t do”, “can’t contribute” because they don’t have enough. And just like that, they are robbed of their opportunity and ability to be a good steward with that which God has given them.
I can think of at least two good reasons why a child of God should never be bound by a mindset of scarcity.
1. It doesn’t belong to you in first place. Whatever time you have, He gave it to you. Whatever talent you have, He loaned it to you (just ask Rush). Whatever treasure you have, He blessed you with it. And it all belongs to Him! He gives and takes away. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He blesses those who use what He gave them for His glory.
2. You have access to the source that will never run dry. David said he had never seen the righteous forsaken or His seed begging bread. He is Jehovah-Jireh, your provider. Having a mindset of Scarcity is directly opposed to faith in God.
There is enough to go around! Just ask the boy with a little lunch. If he had a scarcity mindset, 5,000+ people may have gone without.
Let me issue a challenge… Give Something Away Today. Send some money to someone you know is struggling. Find a new way to use the talent God gave you to bless others. Take time out of your busy schedule and spend it with and elderly person or a child. See what God will do!