God does not have a resource problem. He is the owner of the earth and all that is in it – humans, animals, plants, waters, air, light, gold and so on. They are all His creations and under His control. Therefore, if He wants to do anything, He does not lack the resources to carry it out. Psalm 24:1 (NLT) says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and its entire people belong to him.”
God supplies from His unlimited source to meet our needs for His services. He gives us the power to appropriate resources – which may be spiritual, physical, or even emotional – in order to fulfil the destiny He has for our lives. Therefore, if we obey, serve and walk with Him, we shall not experience lack or shortage in our lives. This does not imply that everything will be easy, but life should not be a struggle as we move along our calling.
Sometimes we may not correctly define our need. Our wants are not our needs and God has promised to supply our needs. Our need may be a new idea, rest, money, trustworthy staff, good health, patience, faith and so on. They may be tangible or intangible. 2 Corinthians 9:8(NLT) says, “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty leftover to share with others.” This is a promise to those who share what they have with others in need.
When you are living out your destiny, you tap into the resources of heaven. Therefore, it is necessary to embark only on a mission God has sent you because such a service will attract His backing. When you are in the business or ministry to which God has called you, you are sure to have His resources to supply your needs. But if you are doing your own thing, you may lack and go broke.
Ambassadors are not funded from the resources of the country in which they serve but from their home countries. Therefore, they do not depend on the economy of that country. Even if the country is going through recession, the welfare of the ambassador is the responsibility of the home country that sent him.
As an ambassador of Christ, your resources are divinely provided and you do not run the economy of the world. You are expected to live from God’s abundant supply as long as you serve Him and fulfil His plan for your life. He will definitely send the resources you need. God will fulfil His promise as you trust Him.
In business, money and people are considered the greatest resources we need. But experience has shown that the God-factor should be the priority. The critical question should be “Are you working with God?” This is a fundamental question. 1 Corinthians 3:9 (NKJV) says, “For we are God’s fellow workers…” Also Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV) states, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
A fellow worker with God will definitely prosper because he will be provided with all that is needed to succeed. Your prosperity will give Him pleasure. Psalm 35:27 (NKJV) says, “…Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
God’s business never lacks resources and never fails. On the contrary, when you coast along on your own, it is fraught with insoluble problems and uncertainties. Jesus Christ, in John 15:5 (NKJV), says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in Him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.” When you are a co-worker with God, you will trust in Him with all your heart, and not lean on your own understanding. You acknowledge Him in all your ways and He shall direct your paths.
God’s greatest concern is to surround His children with blessing and guidance. He, who knows the very number of hairs on your head, clothes the lilies and causes the grass to grow, will surely provide all your needs.
I started Pharmanews 40 years ago when I did know the Lord. I did not pray or read the Bible and attendance of church service on Sundays was merely ceremonial. I did not commit my work to God. Therefore, I did not acknowledge the God-factor in the business. But since God’s purpose must be fulfilled, He used a weak vessel for His service. He calls those He chooses and equips them for service.