Honestly, your frustration would continue as long as you maintain that mindset. I understand that in the world, a man helps or invests in another man just so that he can draw help from that man when he’s also challenged. While that’s a very good principle, it’s not exactly a principle of the kingdom of heaven. Ofcourse, the people you’ve helped may help you in times of need, but that’s totally up to God to decide. God’s decision on reaching out to you may depend on many factors. Let me show you a few scriptures:
17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
So every time you assisted someone, especially those who are financially incapable, you’ve lended to God. Why would you lend to God and still expect something from the people you helped? Your expectation proves that you don’t have an understanding of that transaction. I strongly believe that the reason why you entered into lack is because of this mindset, your mind limited God from paying back what you lended Him through giving to the poor.
Proverbs 28:27 says, “He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack…”. So if you’re in lack after giving to the poor, then it means you’re looking up to another man to help you. And according to Jeremiah 17:5, “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord”. Just imagine that! You should be attracting blessings after giving, instead you’re attracting curses.
Galatians 6:7 says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”. Who even deceived you into believing that givers experience lack? God cannot be mocked, whatever a man sows, that’s what he reaps. A person who gives to the poor and needy have no business becoming the needy person, that would be a mockery on God. If he becomes a needy person, then he must have violated a kingdom law, which most likely is dependence on flesh.
Luke 6:38 says, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again”. Look at that, the way God pays you back for what you gave is that He will cause men to give to you. Although you may have given to one person, but God will cause men to give to you.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
If God will cause men to give to you, then you should only worry about how you’d attract those men to your life. That’s why I often encourage givers to have a business that they’re doing. After all, God blesses the works of our hand.
God will never leave nor forsake you, but you have to be content with what you have. Don’t leave your business that you can push and make some money only to go and ask for financial assistant from man. That’s not correct! The moment you give, grace is already made available for you to receive from men, and if they don’t give you in kind, then they’d give you in business.
Givers should never be in lack. If you’re in lack, then you clearly do not understand the systems of the kingdom.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Ehn ehn… About the picture, it’s my 3rd year wedding anniversary today. I’m glad that marriage didn’t stop my service in the kingdom, instead it made it even better. Please fam, help me celebrate my lovely wife for allowing me serve our God.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!