There are Christians that believe God wants them to be poor. They look at their circumstance and let it define their theology and misquote Scripture to cement the stronghold. “Money is the root of all evil”.
Actually the verse is
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Timothy 6:10 (New International Version, ©2010)
The verse they need to think about is Psalm 35:27 where David says:
Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” (New King James Version)
Did you catch that? God has pleasure in the prosperity of His servants.
This is how you start breaking the poverty mindset:
Say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
Get it into your thinking. Let it transform your actions. God is good and He’s on your side and He takes pleasure in seeing you prosperous.
To fully break thinking from a place of poverty, God may ask you to give sacrificially. I don’t have time to go into it, but you can read more about it in 1 Kings 17:8-16. It’s the story of Elijah and widow at Zarephath. By the way, Zarephath means “a place of smelting or testing.”
You cannot think from the place of poverty. It doesn’t matter what’s not in your bank account. You’re in the Kingdom. The Kingdom where God’s provision is abundance.
Have you stopped thinking about money from a place of poverty? Share with others in the comments how you did it.