Overcoming the Scarcity Mentality

Overcoming the Scarcity Mentality
March 18, 2010 Neil Kennedy

Don’t buy into the propaganda — the idea that the Earth was created with a lack of resources or is running out of resources. That is simply not true. In fact, the foundation of this belief system is anti-biblical. To believe that man is the problem to the earth is fundamentally opposed to God’s Word.

When God created the earth, he paused to allow the agrarian system to release it’s potential until Man was created to work it (Genesis 2:5). God’s system for the earth was based upon man being a blessing to the earth or He would have never given Man dominion over it.

Modern culture wants you to believe that if it weren’t for man, the earth would be in pristine condition. So, the solution is the elimination—or at very minimum—the tight control of population. Abortion becomes a choice and euthanasia becomes a merciful option. At the core of their argument is the question of “quality” of life.

Cloaked in this new morality is a sinister scheme to use selective eugenics not based upon race but based solely upon ideology. Anyone with a belief system that is based upon a faith is considered, “Intellectually flawed.” Therefore, you and I are considered morons.

The Lord created the Earth and filled it with more than enough. God is not scarce in his dealings with man. As the Psalmist declared:

The Lord loves righteousness and justice; 
the earth is full of his unfailing love. 
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; 
he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; 
let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; 
he commanded, and it stood firm. Psalm 33:5-9

Water is a commodity. The biblical promise of rain is akin to promising prosperity (Deuteronomy 28:12). God created so much water that he put some in storehouses (reserves) to spring up when needed.

My point is simple, if you allow yourself to buy into a scarcity mentality it will cause a over reaction to your response to needs. You will either hoard what you get driven by insecurity for the future or you will spend everything that you get and more, go into debt, because you will never be able to buy more in the future.

For further reading on this subject, let me recommend two books for you to purchase:

The Storehouse Principle
by Al Jandl and Van Crouch

God’s Currency
by Neil Kennedy

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