How God Uses Your Job To Provide For You
By Rick Warren
— October 13, 2015
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 ESV)
What do you put your security in?
If you put your security in your bank account, your job, or your investments, that means you are an insecure person, because you can lose all of those things.
You have to put your security in something that cannot be taken from you — God! If you want God’s blessing in your life, you have to depend on God’s wealth and not your own.
Here’s what the Bible says about God’s wealth: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 ESV).
Your job shouldn’t be your security. Your job is a channel, but God is your source. If you understand this, you’ll have so much less stress in your life. Let me say it again: Your job is a channel, but God is the source of your supply.
If you were to turn on the faucet in your kitchen and no water came out, what would you do? Would you say, “Oh my! The world has run out of water! There’s no water coming out of the faucet, so there must not be any left in the whole world”?
Of course not. You’d know the problem is not with the source. There’s plenty of water in the world. The problem is the channel; it’s gotten blocked one way or another.
If one channel gets blocked in your life and the faucet stops working, God can turn on another faucet just as easily. If God closes a door in your life, he can open another door. And if another door closes, he can open a window, and you can crawl through it.
God is not limited to your ability and capacity. Your job is a channel. If you think that your job is what keeps you financially secure, you’re going to be insecure your entire life. You’ve got to understand that God is the source of your supply, and you can depend on him to know exactly what you need and give it to you.
Jobs may come and go. Bank accounts rise and fall. Economies go up and down. Stock markets can go bull or bear. It doesn’t matter!
You can trust in God’s wealth for your security.
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Talk It Over
- When you put your trust in God’s wealth, how does it affect the way you handle your finances?
- Has a faucet been turned off in your life recently? How will you show God that you trust him for your financial security?
- What do your investments and finances reveal about your priorities in life?
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