Entrepreneurs, Who's Your Provider?Jul 13, 2022
God is my provider.
- My God is generous and it is His will to give me all of Himself.
- This includes material provision.
As you read through the Bible, the message of God providing for us is inescapable.
And more importantly, God wants us to trust Him for everything … both spiritual and material.
I love the way The Message Bible lays this out.
>> Matthew 6:33 (MSG) – If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”
You see, though God is our provider, He doesn’t want us to be preoccupied with “getting”.
We should focus on building our relationship with the giver instead of focusing on getting what we want when we want it.
One thing is for sure: it’s impossible to be in God’s will and not receive God’s provision. God always provides, no matter what.
Then what about seasons of want or lack?
Most of us will experience these seasons, when God doesn’t give us what we want when we want it, or when He allows what we have to be taken away from us.
Though these seasons can be extremely painful and confusing, notice how you didn’t die of starvation during the temporary season of lack.
God still provides, just not to our level of want.
He sometimes withholds material provision for a season to grow us so we can trust Him and so He can trust us with both blessings and trials.
God uses these seasons to draw us closer to Him and prepare our hearts for the great things He has for us.
When God takes all you have from you, it’s only to make room for Him to fill us with EVERYTHING He wants us to have.
So who’s your provider?
- or God?
This is something you’ll have to settle in your heart. It’s a decision.
His will. His bill.