Judges 7:2 And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’

“Our full cupboard is often our greatest hindrance.” –Smith Wigglesworth.

Gideon and his army are about to go into battle. Gideon starts off with 32,000 men. God dwindled his army down to 10,000, then eventually to 300 men. As we can see from the scripture above, God’s objective was for Israel to totally rely on Him for the victory and not the amount of people they had.

God often puts us in situations where we have to totally rely on Him and it’s usually in our finances. Most of us are confident in giving to the Kingdom of God, attacking a project, or simply living life when we have additional finances and resources. But, what about when we have a need bigger than our bank account or a financial deadline and our finances are limited? Will we still give to the Kingdom of God or approach that project with confidence? It gets a little more difficult.

God puts us in these situations so that He gets the glory as we trust in Him instead of glorifying our resources. How much trust or reliance on God does it take when financial resources are available?

No matter how much money we have or don’t have, it’s our goal to totally rely on God. We trust in God over money. Trust God, our Source, and not in our resources.