Are You a Scarcity Thinker?
Did you know that many Christians are scarcity thinkers? They tend to dream small, plan small and pray small because they live in the land of little, the land of lack, and the land of barely enough. They tend to hoard the resources and blessings God has given them, because they erroneously believe there may not be any more coming their way. One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory” (NASB). This passage teaches that God is a big God who can not only do more than I ask or think, he can do “exceeding abundantly” more! As children of God, we need to throw out the scarcity thinking and embrace abundance thinking. We need to pray big and believe God for big things, because He is able—more than able—to do that which we can’t even think or imagine. Now that’s real hope.