TO THOSE WHO USE WELL WHAT THEY ARE GIVEN, EVEN MORE WILL BE GIVEN, AND THEY WILL HAVE AN ABUNDANCE. BUT FROM THOSE WHO DO NOTHING, EVEN WHAT LITTLE THEY HAVE WILL BE TAKEN AWAY. MATTHEW 25:29
Well, It’s now Jan 2 and I’m late on getting out this post – but better late than never!
December snuck up on me, and went so quickly that by the time I realized I hadn’t even THOUGHT about picking a word for 2018 it was already half way through the month. Then I felt overwhelmed and wondered how I was going to pick a word on time, and almost in an instant a word came.
It instantly resonated with me and initially I was thinking of the physical manifestations of abundance, namely health and wealth. Those are the two things I desire the most right now in life and so naturally those were the two things that came to mind right away. As I mulled over this word, ABUNDANCE, I had this deep feeling that it wasn’t just about money and physical health but so much more. Yes those are my two biggest “needs” at this point, and we as a family are believing for those still but there’s more than just believing.
I want to live ABUNDANTLY in every area – in motherhood, marriage, career, mental, physical, spiritual. I want ABUNDANT living to permeate every part of my being – but here’s what I’m coming to know and understand – to live ABUNDANTLY we must abandon those things that keep us away from ABUNDANCE. My mindset must change from a poverty mindset to an ABUNDANT mindset. I’m not just talking about monetary poverty, I believe my generation has grasped on to this idea that we don’t have enough (money, health, talent, courage, time….), we are constantly grasping for more instead of being satisfied with what we do have. I think this keeps us from enjoying the day to day life, it pushes us into a place of comparison (which is known as the thief of joy). We take for granted what we have been blessed with in this moment and instead of being blessed with more we just work ourselves into what we believe we have (less health, money, talent, courage….). It’s like a self fulfilling prophecy and I am ready to break the cycle of this in my life.
Instead of saying:
- I can’t…
- I won’t…
- I don’t have…
- I am lacking…
- I’m not…
I will say:
- I can
- I will
- I have
- I lack nothing
- I AM
I will live in faith that I DO have everything I need. I will be far more generous knowing that what I have been given was meant to be given to those around me. I will no longer hoard time, money, love, joy, I will give freely in faith that what is given will be returned in ABUNDANCE.
So, as I move from a year of rest to a year of serious hustle I hope to be daily reminded that a poverty mindset keeps me from living a full and balanced life.
I’m ready for you.