MATT. 25:1-10, 2 KGS 6:1-7
Borrowing is a sign of an attack of the spirit of poverty. A borrower’s mentality is a manifestation of lack of adequate preparation. Whenever God’s people do not prepare sufficiently for His move, they resort to shortcuts and shifts that jeopardize the intensity and the impact of His glory. The journey of life is not a hundred meters dash that could just be completed in a matter of seconds, but it’s a journey of many years which require such a depth of divinely inspired preparation. That’ll last through your journey.
The parable of the five foolish virgins quickly brings to mind the effect and the consequence of a shoddy preparation. They missed the greatest marriage that could ever happen to a believer not because they were unsaved or they were not holy but because of inadequate preparation. Haven’t you seen some qualified individuals that were rejected at interviews just because of wrong preparation? Whenever a man has failed in his preparation, he begins to look for what to borrow in order to fill in the gaps and the spaces.
No matter how generous people around you are, what you can borrow from them is very limited hence, develop yours! You can’t pretend forever to be the owner of the borrowed anointing that you are living on because in the days of challenges, those who have been living on borrowed anointing will be separated from those on personal anointing. When it was time for the sons of the prophets to expand their dwelling place, everyone seemed to have gotten his own personal axe head until the axe head of one of them fell, and then it was clear to all that it was a borrowed one. You can’t go far with a borrowed anointing.
Don’t be lazy; start digging spiritual wells for your anointing. What you borrow can’t fit your life perfectly (1 Sam. 17:39). In fact, the axe head fell because a different head beam size was used. Financially, you need to stop living on the borrower’s anointing. Start to discipline yourself to save for the days ahead. You can’t become great in life if you keep borrowing for everything. You are a covenant child, God has made you a lender to nations (Deut. 28:12) but if you don’t work upon yourself and grow into your own things, you’ll remain under the yoke of borrowing.
Prayer: Lord, I break every yoke of borrowing off my neck in Jesus’ name