You must be able to share what you have. You have a much bigger, and wider family than your biological household; you belong in the household of faith. So, don’t say, “I only want enough for me and my immediate family”; that’s not good enough.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work (2Corinthians9:8).
This is the Lord’s desire for you. Whatever the need, irrespective of the circumstances, He wants you to be self-sufficient, so much so that you require no aid or support. But you see, He wants you to get big enough for others. The reason for being self-sufficient in all things is for you to abound in good works. That immediately brings something to mind: you really don’t live for yourself, but for other people.
There are many people in distress for example, whose healing will be perfected and their needs met, if only they’d, for a moment, look away from their own pains and needs and pray for others.
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