AND THERE was a famine in the land, other than the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines. And the Lord appeared to him and said, Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I will tell you. Gen 26:1-2. AMP
Then Isaac sowed seed in that land and received in the same year a hundred times as much as he had planted, and the Lord favored him with blessings. Gen 26:12. AMP
For many people, there has been growing concern about the economy. The price of crude has crashed, dragging down the value of the Naira with it to unprecedented levels; Economists say that the manufacturing sector is in recession; GDP growth rates have shrunk to a 20 year low. There is talk of massive impending job cuts in the banking sector. For many people, there’s a real reason to be scared.
The believer however needs not be scared. The bible assures us that we need never be anxious about any situations because our heavenly Father knows our needs.
Although we are in this world, we are not entirely dependent on its economy. We are an outpost of heaven, and God himself guarantees our supplies. Just as the American embassy is not entirely dependent on the Nigerian economy for its survival, we as ambassadors of heaven are not entirely dependent on what happens in this country for our survival.
God often gives direct instructions to his children in a tough economic situation. To Isaac, it was to stay and continue doing business in the land ravaged by famine. To Jacob, it was ideas for genetic engineering far ahead of its time that guaranteed his prosperity.
The prospect of a real recession that looms before us is really nothing to be worried about. Our only concern should be the fact of the many who will experience difficulty. Even at that, the guarantee we have that God will make a way in the desert, and give us a flourishing oasis in the midst of a drought is great news. Great news because, many will come to that oasis to find nourishment, and we can show them the love of God by sharing from our abundance in a time of lack.
So I do not worry at all because of the macro and micro economic indices. I have a customized MYcro index that is always on the rise.