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Overcoming the Fear of Lack



Restoring your confidence in God’s provision



Beginning with this episode, we are starting a series on overcoming entrepreneurial fear.


The parable of the talents will be our template for this teaching series.


Three entrepreneurial fears are expressed and acted upon by the wicked servant in the parable of the talents: The fear of lack. The fear of risk, and the fear of failure. 


In the next three episodes, we will teach you how to overcome these three fears.


There is no room for fear in the Kingdom Expander’s life, so today, we address how to overcome the entrepreneurial fear of lack.



In This Episode You Will:


-Learn how a scarcity mindset can short-circuit the efficiency of your testimony with unbelievers.


-Learn what made the Lord call the servant who buried his talent a ‘wicked and lazy servant.’


-Understand the danger of over-spiritualizing the parable of the talents.


-Be taught why over-frugality can really harm you, the Kingdom, and lead you down a dangerous path.



Memorable Quotes:


“ Too many Christians are interested in how they can save a penny rather than make a penny.” 


“Being cheap is an indication of a poverty spirit mindset.”



“Over-frugality can be the love of money in disguise.”



“Kingdom law says that when you let it go, it comes back to you.”


“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

~ Proverbs 11:24-25



“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.”

~ Proverbs 13:22



“A scarcity mentality can only lead to lack. Scarcity breeds scarcity. Abundance breeds abundance.”



“Realistically, it does take money to make money.” 



Don’t take the Master for a fool! He knows exactly how much to entrust to you, and He knows exactly how much He can expect back as a return on investment from each one of His servants.”



“You are the average of the five people you surround yourself with.”



“Make no mistake about it: Fear always cancels faith.”




Recommended Resources:


Proverbs 31 Woman: Click here


The ugly side of frugality (blog post by Chad Ashby): Click Here



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About the author, Sebastien

Sebastien Richard is a certified John Maxwell Team leadership trainer as well as a busy dad, author, podcaster, Bible teacher, and entrepreneur.

He is the founder and Director of Operations of Thriving on Purpose (, a faith-based leadership and personal growth organization that seeks to empower Kingdom believers through faith, leadership, and personal growth. With his wife (Elisabeth), he co-hosts The Thriving on Purpose weekly podcast.

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