We live in a world that believes in scarcity. Religious people say it is because of the curse God gave to Adam when he sinned. However, there is a higher truth. Jesus came to restore everything that had been lost in the Garden of Eden. This means that the curse God had given to Adam and Eve, and hence the earth does not count for His sons and daughters, because the blood of Jesus opened the way back to Him.
In God there is no scarcity, no poverty, no sickness, no death, etc. If Jesus payed the price and we go back to the Father though Him, we will suffer no scarcity. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that we will not give.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
This is not for the future. If we call ourselves sons and daughters of God, “Is there a way for scarcity?” However, if there is no scarcity in our lives that doesn’t truly mean we’re His. When we are His there will also be no sickness, death, lies, the pouring of innocent blood, the derailing of sheep, theft, corruption, etc.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
If we truly are righteous how He is righteous, then we are truly His. Righteousness is listening and obeying His voice and only His voice. Not the voice of man, religion, a doctrine, the law, the devil, or any kind of sect or denomination.
And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.
His voice is not only His commandments, but everything He directly speaks to us. It is His testimony in us.
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
When we understand righteousness, then we understand His ways. We can take the bible as an example. God asked Hosea to marry a prostitute, and yet it was forbidden.
The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord.
He also asked Isaiah to be naked for three years, and yet the law forbade that.
And the Lord said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
When our religious structures break, and His light invades us, we understand that we don’t belong to this world.
1 John 5:19
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
We understand that we are not attached to it anymore. His true sons and daughters are like the wind.
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
The wind is the only element that is not attached to the land. Therefore, when we are like the wind, His voice speaks, His Spirit breathes and we go to wherever He takes us.
All of this is to say that when we live in the reality of Heaven and the Father, we don’t need to budget. In the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters we receive. The world does; it uses human strength, just like how Adam and Eve did right after they were destituted from the Garden of Eden. In Jesus everything IS. In His Kingdom everything IS. Budgeting is not needed in His Kingdom, everything you need IS supplied. That is why you receive, not do.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
A child receives.
When you live in eternity; which is in Jesus, everything you need has already been supplied, because there is no future and no past, everything just IS.
Now, in order to answer the question I was asked for this particular essay in a perishable way, budgeting reduces impulse shopping, because it is a self-discipline, and all your money has been distributed in the right way, hopefully. When you budget you know exactly what amount of money you have for what you need. This creates a self-awareness that lets you know you can’t exceed that budget. Therefore, it reduces impulse shopping.
Despite that, for those that are looking for a higher way, and are willing to truly love and value the sacrifice of Jesus, budgeting does not fit in His Kingdom. For when you budget you listen to one master: Mammon. In the Kingdom you follow Jesus.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.