“My ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).
A spirit of poverty is not about money. Financial lack might be a consequence of a poverty spirit, but it’s not the root. It’s a love deficit. A poverty spirit is not believing that God really loves you and cares about your life. Instead of a living, growing experience with His love, grace, peace, joy, hope, and provision, and goodness, it’s believing that God might be good to you if you are good enough for him, which you judge yourself to never be. Those are two trains going in completely opposite directions.
If you let doubt in His love for you control how you feel, and see your life from a “there is never enough” mindset, then you will have to deal with your circumstances from the constraints of your own mental and emotional strength. When you agree with any thought that is contrary to who God is or how He thinks, you put a limitation on your life in the area of that thought. Instead of being able to access God’s unlimited peace, you struggle and strive just to maintain your composure below the boiling point.
Leave that dark tunnel by asking Jesus to manifest His love to you. Yes, it seems like a risk. But once you open your heart to Him, He can show you – spiritually, emotionally, mentally, supernaturally- how unrelenting His love is for you. He never gives up on you! His grace, healing, peace, joy, goodness, blessing, and favor are always there, waiting for you to learn how to receive them and give them away, because there really is more than enough. That is your new paradigm. That is your new mindset. There is more than enough! That’s the point of God indwelling you- you never have to do life on your own. You are never an orphan, and you never have to think like one. He is with you, with infinite love and unlimited provision. All His thoughts are focused on loving you into all you are capable of becoming in Him.
Take a few moments and hold out your hands. Symbolically give Jesus your old mindset. Ask Him to forgive you for believing the lies that have kept you in a prison, and to set you free from it. Ask Him to teach you how to receive His love so that it displaces the ways you used to think. Ask Him to transform both your heart and your mind. Then just thank Him. Look around your life and thank Him for all the things you have. One will lead to another to another to another until you start seeing just how rich you really are.
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe” (Ephesians 1:17-19).