B Moments, lack

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Psalm 34:4 (NIV)


Today I want you to know how to shift your mindset from a fear of lack.

This is what the widow the prophet Elijah visited had to learn. At the time of his visit, there was a severe drought going on. However, when Elijah greeted the widow, he asked her for a cup of water and a piece of bread.

The widow did what any logical person would do. She assessed the ingredients she had to make the bread and realized there wasn’t enough. In fact, she told Elijah that she only had a handful of flour and a drop of cooking oil left.

Overcome by this fear of lack, she even confessed to Elijah that she had planned to cook this last meal for her son and herself, and then she had planned to die. This widow needed to shift her mindset away from a fear of lack.

Elijah stopped her in her tracks and instructed her to give to him first by baking him a loaf of bread before she cooked her own meal. He was teaching her that an effective way to shift her mindset away from lack is to give something away.

When she did this, she would see that she had plenty of oil and flour to last her throughout the drought. If, in the moment, you can’t reach for something physical to give away, give away your smile or a compliment and watch your thoughts of lack dissipate.

Visit the Blues to Blessings YouTube channel today and watch my reenactment of the widow’s fear of lack in my kitchen. But before you do, remember these words: “I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 (NIV)

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So today, shift away from lack.