Apostle Grace Lubega
Proverbs 18:9(KJV); He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
A man struggling with the spirit of poverty often wastes what is valuable to another man.
This wastefulness manifests itself in many, sometimes, small and seemingly insignificant ways.
Take the example of a young man who has been trusted with a laptop at his workplace. During the course of his work, he sits with a hot cup of coffee next to the laptop, unmindful of the fact that it may spill and damage company property. When it does, destroying components of the motherboard, he is more than eager to put in a requisition for a new laptop because the cost is not coming out of his pocket. That is a man given to wastefulness and as such, a poor spirit.
How about mindlessly contributing to the high operational expenses of your company? Why not turn off the lights and switch off machines such as printers and desktops so that they are not running through the night and creating an exorbitant electricity bill for your employer?
Some people do not give a hoot, as long as their salaries are paid in time. Whether operational costs are shooting through the roof or not is their employer’s problem, not theirs. That is a man given to wastefulness, a poor man.
You cannot expect to rise above poverty with such an attitude towards what another man values. People with this weakness are struggling financially in some way. If not at the moment, then it is merely a matter of time, the jaws of poverty will open wide enough to swallow them up. Examine your life against this truth.
FURTHER STUDY: John 6:13, Luke 16:12
GOLDEN NUGGET: A man struggling with the spirit of poverty often wastes what is valuable to another man.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this wisdom. I know that wasting is not godly. I treat with reverence what is entrusted to me because I am rich in both spirit and mindset, to the glory of Your name, Amen.