Have you ever waited for more money to come in before you felt like you had enough funds? Have you ever waited for another person to come into your life before you were willing to accept your completeness? Have you ever waited for a sickness to go away before you accepted you were healthy? It’s a tricky thing, how mortal mind convinces us we lack unless a certain material condition is first fulfilled.
Jesus taught exactly the opposite when it came to demonstrating enough. He never waited for a material factor in the world to change before he acknowledged enough. When faced with thousands of hungry people to feed, he didn’t wait for food to show up before he acknowledged there was enough to go around. He went to God, acknowledged there was enough to go around, and then the loaves and fishes were manifested outwardly in abundance.
When faced with sick people wanting relief, Jesus didn’t wait for the person’s body to change before he acknowledged they were well. “Rise and walk,” he commanded before there was any outward evidence the lame man could walk. And the man walked.
Twenty years ago, at a time when I feared not having enough money to meet family needs, a lady knocked on our front door early one Saturday morning. I answered, and she handed me a fistful of cash, telling me she didn’t want to hear anything about it. She insisted God had told her to do it. She then turned and left. I stood on the porch awe-struck. I didn’t need the money, but I figured I needed a lesson.
In trying to understand what had happened, I realized it was a messenger sent by God telling me that I never needed to worry about having enough money to pay bills. God was our source of supply, and God would ensure we always had everything we needed, whether it was grocery cash, a roof over our head or tuition to pay the kid’s college bills fifteen years into the future. I took the lesson to heart and have rarely worried about having enough money since, and we’ve always had enough even when earnings were very modest.
When we have God we have everything. What more could we want?
Fear over supply is like owning the largest apple orchard in the world and worrying about having an apple to eat. Ridiculous! You would have more apples to eat than you could possibly know what to do with. Likewise with God, when you know He is your source, you never fear lack. There is no lack in God, only abounding substance every minute, every day, every time.
Enjoy the omnipresence of good–the omnipresence of God–and worry no more. You have all you need.