Thursday, August 29, 2013

I Can't Afford To

Several times, at work, I've heard people say things like, "I'm poor, " and "I can't afford to..." And it baffles me that people openly accept and admit that. Not to suggest that anyone should hide or  be ashamed of their financial status, but "my goodness!" is all I can ever think when I hear my colleagues say these things. 

After having given it some thought, I quickly realized that "poor" is a state of mind. I probably can't afford things any more than a number of my colleagues can afford things, but "I can't afford" just aren't words in my vocaulary that string together and make a sentance, because to me, that doesn't make sence! There are plenty of things that I want right now that I don't have the money for...things that are not in my budget, but you'll never hear me say "I can't afford it." Had I said "I can't afford a new car" I never would have known that I CAN afford a new car. 

I have a lot of things that "I can't afford" but the truth of the matter is...only thing I can't afford is to THINK I can't afford things that I want. God supplies all my needs, according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19), so if I don't have it, I don't need it. Not yet at least. And because my God is El Shaddai, more than enough, I know that He will provide me with more than what I need, some extra stuff. On top of all that, I am a faithful tither, and God promises that if I bring all my tithes into the storehouse, He will open to me the windows (plural) of heaven, and pour me out a blessing (singular) that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Multiple windows. One blessing so big I won't have room for it. That means I'll have to share it with some one. I CAN AFFORD THAT!!!

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