Don’t do anything right away.

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19, New Living Translation.

When you are surrounded by needs and everyone you love and care for is in financial crisis, your heart goes out to them. You want to do whatever you can to help them, because that’s how you are wired. But it would be wise, my sister, to pause and not do anything right away. I know that doesn’t sound very Christ-like, but doing nothing allows you the opportunity to receive God’s wisdom and direction. It allows you the opportunity to see if God wants to provide for your loved one in a different way. It also allows them the opportunity to pray and watch God come through for them, which strengthens their relationship with the Lord. If you allow every emergency to become your emergency, you risk making poor decisions that would put you and your family in a bad spot financially–and now you’re in need.

When writing to the church at Philippi, the Apostle Paul said, “My God shall supply all of your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” He didn’t say, I’m going to supply all of your needs; he put the expectation on God. He had learned how to trust in Him and he learned the importance of being content in whatever state he found himself in.

When people you love are in need, don’t do anything right away. Don’t make any promises you can’t afford to keep. Consult with God and with your spouse. You’re better off saying, “You’re not alone in this situation. We’re going to trust God together to supply all of your need.”

This takes growth and maturity, and I believe you are well on your way!

Prayer: Father God, thank you for your wisdom. It hurts my heart to see my loved one struggling financially. You wired me to help people and minister to needs. But help me, Lord, to pause and not rush ahead of you. Give me wisdom and direction in every situation that comes my way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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14 thoughts on “Don’t do anything right away.”

  1. ๐ŸŒพ Thank you Heavenly Father for this message. Because I love helping people at times there are times I donโ€™t like to see family or friends struggling. So Holy Spirit help me to listen to your voice when it comes to providing I do not want to step ahead of you. In Jesus name. Amen ๐ŸŒพ

  2. Hmmm…This is making me think twice about my situation… I need to go to rehab for 6 months but I need to get all my teeth pulled out and get dentures and I don’t have a job and I don’t have any money and I don’t have any way to get them done and my parents don’t have a lot of money but they were going to pay just so I could go to rehab๐Ÿค”โ‰๏ธ
    Maybe…GOD just wants me to go&just trust him with getting my teeth done
    ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโ‰๏ธโ‰๏ธโ‰๏ธItz sooo hard to kno wat God wants me to do๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ†˜๏ธ๐Ÿ˜“โ‰๏ธโ‰๏ธโ‰๏ธ

    1. Dear shortly. As a person in recovery I can say Rehab is so so important to save your life. Once your there resources will come available for your teeth girl!

    2. Peace & Blessings My Dear Sister Shorty๐Ÿ’–!!!
      It’s been a while but, I’m soooo happy๐Ÿค—to see you! I often think about you & how you’re doing, now I know! Lord I THANK YOU that MY Sister is STILL pressing on๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ! I’m VERY PROUD & HAPPY for you as you make this next transition in your life! And from the sidelines Your DOTK Sisters & I WILL be Praying๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ & Cheering๐Ÿ“ฃ๐ŸŽ‰YOU ON!!
      Take heed to what our Dear Sister Patricia stated..”once you get there the resources will come!” THANK YOU LORD๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ!!!
      Thank You Sister Patricia๐Ÿ’– for YOUR TRANSPARENCY as well & WE Pray YOU MUCH SUCCESS ALSO!
      Shorty, I’m rooting for you!! You got this Sis! Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
      Love You ALWAYS๐Ÿ’•
      Your DOTK Sister In Christ๐ŸŒน

  3. Wow it’s so amazing how good and faithful God is. Before I went to bed my husband and I had a heated conversation about this very topic. It give me great Joy to know he heard us and answered rapidly. Thank you Jesus!!!

  4. I’m sorry that you are going through some financial difficulties but God is faithful and he will make a way. Rehabilitation is very important, my advice would be go and get healthy.

  5. Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD,” i believe I receive YOUR WORD i come in agreement with Your Servant my Sisters Kesha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO YOU my GOD” and KING.” In JESUS CHRIST MIGHTY GLORIOUS NAME AMEN AMEN AMEN Thank You my Sister’s Kesha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD.” LOVE and GOD BLESS You All ALOHA Always Sister Chrissy Honolulu Hawai’i United States AMEN AMEN AMEN ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  6. What a blessed and beautiful day ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ, THANK YOU LORD๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ God I just want to thank You for supplying all of our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ For granting me the wisdom and knowledge to know when to just be still, and watch you direct and order me, before I make decisions, that would have a profound impact on my relationship with my spouse. I truly don’t like to see anyone in need, I will give a person my very last. Maybe God, You don’t want me to do that, maybe You want them to Trust You, and know that You are a provider, just like I know You are.๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ HALLELUJAH PRAISE GOD ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ So, from now on God, I am going to wait on YOU๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ AND LEARN TO BE CONTENT IN ANY SITUATION WE ARE IN. THESE are the things I pray in Jesus name ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸฝAmen , and Amen

  7. I understand this but what about the verses that say to give when asked? It’s mentioned several times in the Bible.

  8. So this spoke to me because Im going back to school this fall. Ive been reluctant to let my full time job go however. This is a new season and I need to trust God will supply my needs. i cant work full-time go to school full-time and be a single mother full-time, not to mention I have started dropping all of my fsith based studies and support groups cause I have no time. I am still making it to church on Sunday. Praise

  9. Amen..Amen..AMENNN๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ!!! Lord I THANK YOU for this Blessed & Timely Confirming Word, AGAIN..that I BELIEVE & RECEIVE in Your Holy, Mighty, Righteous & Precious Name..Amen๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ Lord, YOU KNOW MY HEART better then I do..Lord You’ve seen & know I’ll give & have given my last to someone who says they’re in need, & have in turn been left “short” myself..I had to LEARN, NOT to give so much that I’m left without..but I cried out to YOU LORD & YOU TAUGHT ME, some VERY valuable lessons & I’m soooo THANKFUL๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ!! I once thought I was being “mean or selfish” but no I was helping them as well as myself Grow in OUR FAITH..TOGETHER!!! Stand On His Word, Believe, Trust, Watch & Wait! And He would come through EVERY TIME!!! Not in our time but His Time!!
    Lord I just THANK YOU!!!!
    Lord PLEASE CONTINUE To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This AMAZING MINISTRY, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters/Family๐Ÿ’–!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love ALWAYS, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒป

  10. Eternal God, I give thanks to you this morning for this message, how important it was for me to have received this message. I pray for all of my Sisters in Christ who replied to this message, as well as the ones who wanted to reply but for some reason couldnโ€™t-God knows our hearts. Then I pray for myself and I pray that God grants me wisdom, obedience, mercy and grace in the reading of this message for my life. I pray that as I mature in his words that my life & my family life be blessed and all generational curses are removed from our family and that every memeber of my family be saved, prosperous and receive Godโ€™s promises and miracles and that we know that it is only God our Father who gives us power to gain wealth. I thank God in advance for what heโ€™s already done for all of us who are believers and call on his name and what he is going to do for us and our families, this I have prayed thanking God for forging me of my sins, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen

  11. Thank you for yesterday message I didn’t see it when I woke up Friday morning but on this Saturday I’m reading yesterday’s devotion and it’s truly God have your way in my life help me to continue to be still and wait patiently on you as you supply all my needs when my loved ones and friends around me is in need and also myself when I need help I call on you to supply all my needs and your wisdom Lord in your direction I need daily in my God my God this is what I tell my adult children too allowed God to supply their needs and I’m now his will be done in their life and also in my life in the name of Jesus Amen

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