Being poor is a choice. . . this is true anywhere in the world but especially if you live in the United States.
A person or family may not have chosen to be living in poverty but they definitely have made a mental decision to accept their situation and have chosen to stay there. They may not even mentally ‘know’ they’ve chosen the lifestyle . . . but it all hinges on choices we make. Included in that is the decision to not change where we’re at.
A decision not to change is a decision to remain the same.
I can cite examples of people in countries. . .industrialized and third world who decided they were tired of being poor and took control of their financial destiny.
How can I be so sure that poverty is not a predetermined destiny?
Deuteronomy 15:4-5 in the Message Bible says: