We are not poor
The devil will tempt us to believe it’s more spiritual to be poor. If we choose to be poor through laziness or not taking up the opportunities God gives us to earn money, we will be like the man who hides his talent in the ground. The master’s response to him was severe, “You wicked, lazy servant!” (Matthew 25:24-27). Note, he wasn’t just lazy, but wicked. It’s wicked when we don’t make use of the gifts that God has given us.
It’s easy to compare our resources to others and feel we have a lack, either as an individual or as a church. But our perceived lack must not become an excuse for failing to complete the tasks God has given us. God is our Enabler and we can trust him to provide the resources we need.