Shortly after my wife returned from the market, she called the children to instruct them on the way they treat foodstuff at home, especially garri (cassava flakes). They are used to wasting it. My wife gently told them; “Stop wasting garri in this house. Just take the quantity you know you can finish. It is now expensive.”

The next day, I was about taking some garri when my younger daughter peeped into my cup; “Daddy, I hope you are not taking too much of it, garri is now very expensive.” My response to her is the basis of today’s write-up; “Jesus will take care of it.”

Friend, I know the economy is biting very hard on people. I know the prices of goods have doubled, if not trippled. Take-home salary can barely take people home. But we need to realize that Jesus is still on the throne. While it is very important that families and individuals apply wisdom this season, we need to differentiate between wisdom and scarcity mentality (Luke 15:17).

The truth is, in the worst of economy, God still takes care of His own people (Psalms 103:5). I notice from the scriptures that God specializes in prospering His people in famine (Genesis 26:1, 12-14). All the partiachs prospered during the harshest of economy. It seems to me that famine in the world is a divine strategy to enrich God’s own people (Psalms 36:8, 37:19).

Learn to differentiate between applying wisdom and having a scarcity mentality. There is just a thin line between the two. When you are no longer free to enjoy divine provisions. When you are no longer trusting God but calculating and analysing your finances until it paralysis you. When you have to get worried about your sustenance. It is no longer wisdom. It is a scarcity mentality (Matthew 6:25-34).

God will always meet you at the level of your faith, not at the level of the economy of your country (Habakkuk 2:4, Matthew 6:30). There is the world’s economy, and there is the kingdom economy. One is governed by the exchange rate. The other is governed by faith (Hebrews 11:1-3). One is unstable and shakeable, and the other is stable and unshakeable (Hebrews 12:26-28). You have got to choose which economy you want to live by. You can live in Goshen while in Egypt. Goshen was in Egypt, but Egypt was not in Goshen (Genesis 45:10-11).

Like I told my younger daughter that day, Jesus will take care of it. This must be your assurance this season (Philippians 4:19). Jesus will take care of it. Yes. He will take care of your personal, family, business, career, and ministry needs. You can live in abundance in the midst of scarcity in the world. Just ensure that your confessions and expectations this season align with God’s promises for you in scriptures (Hebrews 13:5-6). Jesus will take care of it. Amen!

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria