“…that you also aspire  to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing…” 1 Thessalonians 4: 11:-12 (NKJV)

Something I love about the scripture is that it has the answer to almost every issue of concern in life. Although not every issue has been expressly addressed somehow you will find related issues that have been addressed already. One of such is the issue of lack. And it says if you want to avoid lack, work with your hands. In other words, do something that will generate income because when you do, lack will not be your lot. Now, having seen this in the scripture, your responsibility as a Christian is to fight lack with all vehemence, using this simple principle. Say no to idleness and start doing something legal that will benefit you in the long run. 

You might say, “I tried something but it didn’t work out right”. Well then, you have to try again. The fact that you tried the first time and it failed does not mean that is what will be the order of the day. A lot of times, the first, second and third try might not work out as planned, but trust me if you stay determined and persistent, you will surely achieve your goal. But do not be tempted to stop trying because to stop trying is to start dying. If everybody tried the first time and quit there would be no successful people on earth today. 

Therefore, I encourage you to keep at it and keep getting better at what you do. Improve yourself, learn new skills and keep pushing. If you are into business, seek to expand it and if it is a job you are looking for, seek to get one by all means. If you are already employed, seek to be the best at your workplace. These are the keys to defeating lack and poverty once and for all. 

Remember, poverty is not God’s design for any of His children. He has made all grace to abound to you in Christ Jesus. He has endowed you with all that you require to be rich and has also made natural materials available to be harnessed and converted into money. But you must be willing to work with your hands and do something. The Bible says, “…if anyone will not work, neither shall he eat…” in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NKJV). Hallelujah!


If you will work with your hands, lack will not come near you!


Thank you heavenly father for this timely message, thank you for causing all grace to abound to me in Christ Jesus, and thank you for giving me all I require to put lack away forever. Therefore, I declare that as I put in the necessary efforts, I am fruitful and productive in all I do in the name of Jesus. Amen!

Categories: April 2024


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