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Poverty or the Fear of Lack of Money

 I have struggled to understand that God wants to provide for me. I have struggled trusting Him to look after me, I thought He did not want me, that He hated me.  Perhaps more than any fear, the fear of lack of money has held me back. For a large part of my life I worried about money.   I have relied on money rather than relying on He Who provides. I have relied on my job, rather than relying on He Who provides.
If you love someone more than yourself, you would rather provide for them than provide for yourself. 

It is better to have no money and not fear having no money than have all the money in the world yet still fear having no money.  

The fear of lack of money will influence many of your decisions, limiting what you achieve in your life. 

You, yourself, cannot free yourself from it, otherwise you already would have.   This lack of understanding that God provides everything required in life can cause significant problems in society. Humans can end up living their entire lives trying to provide what has already been provided. 

 Ecclesiastes 5:10  Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.

Matthew 6:25
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?