Words for the Poor
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.Mother Teresa
Today, about 9.2% of the world, or 689 million people, live in extreme poverty on less than $1.90 a day, according to the World Bank. But, poverty doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to lack of money alone.
A person can be poor in many other things. Poverty in friends, love, health, and so on. We don’t sometimes have power over circumstances, like being born poor in a poor country.
These disadvantages have held many people captive as they cannot find a way out. Life is oftentimes not fair and it can also be very cruel and difficult. You can have a lot of money but lack health, you can be healthy but lack friends, and so on.
Many have taken out their frustrations of the government, God, life, society, spouses, and family. Others blame themselves because of the choices they have made. They wish to turn back the hands of time and make different choices.
Many live in the past when they had friends or money or good health or even love. Others live in the past when they had friends or money or good health or even love.
Also, some others live completely in the future; always wishing for a better life, dreaming, and trying to live above their means. They deny their present conditions and do everything to hide the truth from themselves.
Poverty has caused early deaths, ruined dreams, broken homes, and driven many crazy. People struggle hard daily for food, safe water, shelter, security, and some peace with more than 1.5 billion of the world’s population homeless.
Blame Game: Realities of Today
The rich blame the poor for being poor and the poor blame the rich for being rich. There are agitations and calls for the gap between the rich and the poor to be closed.
These calls include raising the income of the poorest workers, taxing the rich proportionally, increasing education in poor neighbourhoods, subsidizing food, housing, and health care.
The words of James Baldwin are a constant reminder that “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows extremely expensive it is to be poor”
All these are good societal goals but the probability of that happening anytime soon is not plausible. The blame game is not going to put food on the table of the poor therefore one should not look to the government and the elite for help but should search inwardly for solutions.
Be Truthful to Yourself
The most important thing you have to do is to be truthful with yourself about your current situation. Look past your disabilities, your lacks, and excuses.
You know your weaknesses well but what about your strengths? Every human being has something special within him or her that can change this world.
“The graveyard is the richest place on earth because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.”Les Brown
If you will diligently search within and draw out your special abilities and begin to work on them, the universe will conspire and the help you need will come. Start where you are with what little you have.
“Don’t wait, the time will never be just right.”Napoleon Hills
Do not despise the meager profits you get in the days of your humble beginnings keep at it. Be positive and look to the future with hope.
Encourage Yourself: Words for the Poor
Do not give up hope and settle for poverty. Yes, it is good for you to be contented with what you have but if there is a chance to improve your life, take it. Avoid the blame game and focus.
Do not be a pawn beaten in all directions by life. You are alive and therefore, there is still a chance, you have to do the best you can in the situation and push towards a better life.
Be patient, endure the hardships and the setbacks, persevere on the right path for there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Do not seek wealth via dubious means but wait for your chance and when an opportunity comes your way, you should take it with all seriousness and make something out of it.
Self-education is very important. Add value to yourself, work to improve your gifts and talents. Put yourself in the best position possible for success. You should do your best to make significant progress in the direction of your goals.
Always speak positive words into your life “I may be poor today but this is not the end and I am not giving up.”
Nothing is permanent in this life. We don’t know tomorrow. Our stories can change in an instant. We have to stay strong in heart and wish and pray for the best. Take comfort for it’s going to be well with you.
Many people have access to information and facts but lack the wisdom to correctly use the information and fact to achieve their goals. Harmonizing facts to align and produce without adverse consequence is wisdom.
Job asks “but where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Job 28:20
On the value of wisdom, it is written in Proverbs that “wisdom is supreme therefore get wisdom, though it cost all you have, get understanding.”
Job again gives a perfect answer as to where wisdom can be found when said “God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells.” Job 28:23
So, would it be that you have all the potential, the tools, the time, the opportunity but you lack the wisdom to make the best out of them?
James gives the answer that “if any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Help those Around you
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”John Bunyan
There are people around you who are struggling for the basic necessities of life. They may not be able to ask for your help directly but you can perceive it.
Do well to help them in any way you can; their kids, job, food, fees, words of encouragement, and so on. You do not owe them anything but the good you do today will go round and eventually come back to you again.
When you hear a man is lamenting his poor state, speak words of encouragement to him and get him to be positive and hopeful.
Encouragement from the Bible to Improve the Lives of the Poor
The bible is concerned for the poor and God encourages men to consider the poor. The Psalmist says:
Blessed is the one who considers the poor in the days of trouble the Lord delivers him.Psalm 42:1
Be generous if you have and do not oppress a poor man for that is an insult to his maker. Putting a man down because of his predicament is not wise because God is watching and He rewards men according to their deeds.
“He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honour for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s and on them, he has set the world”I Samuel 2:8
Both the rich and the poor are equal in the eyes of God and. He loves them both we are to help lift one another, even though we will not all be rich at the same time, we should not forget that the God who gives one person can also give another person and
“the life of a man doesn’t consist in the abundance of his possession”Luke 12:15
There is more to life than material riches. Always do the best that you can to make someone’s life better.
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