So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matthew 6:28-29 (NKJV)
Do you ever worry about not having enough? Sometimes we can hang on to things so tightly that they begin to dictate our lives, all because we fear losing them.
We’ve been on a series about six deadly fears we all face in this lifetime, and the last one I’d like to mention is the fear of lack. We might fear losing a relationship so much so that we become people-pleasing or jealous and controlling. We can fear a loss of respect to the point where we won’t tolerate the smallest insult. Fearing a loss of money or status is also common, which can take over your life and time so much that it causes you to ignore other vital aspects of your life, such as family and God.
Material things are a necessity of life, but they should never be our main focus. In Matthew 6, Jesus says that God understands the physical needs we have in this world, and that if we seek first His kingdom and righteousness, all these things will be added to us. As we partner with Him in life, He blesses and brings increase to our efforts.
You can let go of the fear of lack as you realize that God wants you to prosper and be blessed! He said that He’ll help you, guide you, and give you wisdom in every area of life. Reject the fear that tries to push in and keep hanging on to and speaking His promises of provision.