I had a very mean father. Every time I wanted to do something fun, he said, “you have to finish your chores first.” He didn’t skimp on what we needed, though. Meals were always there, as was clothes and housing. He told me, “don’t worry about these things, You just need to worry about the things I have told you to do, schooling and chores.” We never worried about the necessities, but focused on what we should do. My wife grew up with the necessities not always being provided but had to worry about them. Most of you will say that is not right.
When you say that, are you being a hypocrite? God has promised that he will provide them. He just asks that we relax in His care, and seek His kingdom. Matt 6:31-33 “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Do you have patience? Do you focus exclusively on doing His will? Or, do you constantly ask God to bless you even while you skimp on bring His word to the hurting people all around you? This is so backwards.
If God has promised to supply us everything we need. 2 Pet 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, If we are promised these things, why do we ask for them. Wait with patience for them. Rest in His arms knowing they will come. Be at peace when life looks rocky, focusing your prayers on knowing and doing His will.
I leave you with Hebrews 6:9-12 “But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way. For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Don’t pray impatient prayers, asking Him to do what He has promised He will do. We have the most reliable parent, so, instead, do your chores!