7 Things You Should Know About Lack

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Lack is a bad, evil, disgusting, potential-robbing, destiny-destroying and promise-stealing four-letter word.

Proverbs 28:27 in the New Living Translation says:

“Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”

According to Strong’s Concordance the Hebrew word for lack is machcowr (H4270) and it means:

"need, poverty, thing needed”

Living in lack is not a choice God made for your life. . .it's one you made by either the decisions you made or didn't make or perhaps others made for you when you were young.

God’s plan for you is summarized in the first part of Acts 4:34 which says:

“Neither was there any among them that lacked. . .”

Here are seven things you should know about lack and how to drive it out of your life.

1.         Whatever you do or wherever you go. . .God’s plan is for you to lack nothing.

Deuteronomy 2:7 in the New Living Translation says:

“For the Lord your God has blessed you in everything you have done. He has watched your every step through this great wilderness. During these forty years, the Lord your God has been with you, and you have lacked nothing.”

The Lord your God. . .not somebody else’s God. . .but your God. . .is with you and you lack nothing.

God can make something out of nothing. . .so that it meets every need you have.

Nehemiah 9:21 says:

“Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.”

2.         The worst kind of lack that you can face. . .is not in your cupboard, checking or investment accounts.

Hosea 4:6 says:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

Scriptural knowledge is what keeps you focus on your destiny and the precious promises of God.

The good thing about lacking knowledge and/or wisdom is that you don’t have to go through life without it.

James 1:5 says:

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Proverbs 10:21 in the New Living Translation says:

“The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.”

On a side note,a lack of common sense always leads to a lack of financial cents.

3.         Your character qualities and that of those you associate with will also determine whether or not you live in lack.

Trust is the key to never experiencing lack.

Psalm 34:10 in the New Living Translation says:

“Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.”

Failing to exercise personal discipline in your daily life comes with a great price.

A lack of self-control always precedes a lack of finances.

Proverbs 5:23 in the New Living Translation says:

“He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.”

The absence of faith creates lack.

Matthew 13:58 in the Amplified Bible says:

“And He did not do many works of power there, because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in the divine mission of Jesus).”

Mark 6:6 in the Amplified Bible says:

“And He marveled because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in Him). And He went about among the surrounding villages and continued teaching.”

4.         Stay out of lack by talking with and learning from the right people.

Spend your time with those who can encourage, exhort, edify, build you up and lift you up according to the Word of God.

Proverbs 15:22 in the New Living Translation says:

“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 in the Amplified Bible says:

"Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character."

Proverbs 13:20 in The Living Bible says:

“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.”

Enough said, one of the best ways to avoid lack. . .is by avoiding associating with the wrong kind of people.

5.         Scriptural instruction that guarantees you’ll never be in lack.

Proverbs 28:27 in the New Living Translation says:

“Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”

When you help others. . .you are literally helping yourself. . .keeping you out of lack.

1 Thessalonians 4:12 says:

“That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”

Spirit led giving will never led to lack.

Luke 21:4 in the Amplified Bible says:

“For they all gave out of their abundance (their surplus); but she has contributed out of her lack and her want, putting in all that she had on which to live.”

6.         Where God directs. . .He provides.

Luke 22:35 in the Amplified Bible says:

“And He said to them, When I sent you out with no purse or [provision] bag or sandals, did you lack anything? They answered, Nothing!”

The scripture says that we live by faith not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7 says:

“(For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

When you’re obeying God’s word. . .always remember.

God is doing more for you right now that you can’t see so that He can bring into manifestation the things you can see.

I realize this is a statement I frequently repeat and I’m going to continue doing so until it becomes rhema in our lives.

7.         You’ll never have to settle for with God. . .you’ll always get the best.

Judges 18:10 in the New Living Translation says:

“When you get there, you will find the people living carefree lives. God has given us a spacious and fertile land, lacking in nothing!”

Psalm 23:1 in the Amplified Bible says:

“[A Psalm of David] THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.”

The scripture doesn’t say you might lack. . .you could lack. . .you possibly will under certain circumstances. . .lack.  No, the Word says. . .you shall not lack.