“And because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.” Acts 18:3
That one is a man of God does not mean that one is free from working to fend for oneself. God commands us to work and earn our living. By depending on someone else totally to feed us, clothe us, and pay for all of our needs is extremely wrong.
Many so-called men of God prefer to wait on the offerings giving by their members in the church before they can survive.
The question is — What stops a man of God from working?
Apostle Paul worked throughout his ministry. Take a clear look at the above verse. He did not depend on any of his brethrens to feed him. If you read thoroughly the bible from Acts until Revelations, you will see many verses where Apostle Paul emphasised on the need to work.
You will grow more in the grace of God and you have more confidence in your personal being when you use the talented skills God gives you. It is to the glory of God when you can use your own hands to earn a living for you and your family.
Why should opt out of fending for yourself when you are not disable? Even the disables are working! You do not have any excuses at all from not working. Get up and flee from laziness!
Are you a man of God? I implore you to stop depending on your church members to feed you and your family. You are not blind and you are not handicap in any way. So rise up and work!
Do not incur the wrath of God upon your life by refusing to work, embracing laziness and remaining useless. Rather let the name of God be glorified as you step out and look for job and work with your two hands in Jesus name, amen.