Abundant Life Part 2
Changing our mindset to think, and speak, abundantly.
Most of us are raised to believe that we only have so
much time, money, room, energy, etc., so we should be
cautious with what we do with these things. If we use
too much, too fast, then we won't have enough for
later. Or, if we give too much away, then we won't
have enough for ourselves. This kind of thinking is
based on scarcity, not abundance.
This is the mindset that dominates and controls this
fallen world. Unbelievers (and even some believers)
spend their lives gathering up as much money and
possessions in the name of scarcity. They're afraid
thát they won't have enough. They are only looking at
what they can see in the natural world. God has called
His children to a higher way of living.
“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ,
keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated
at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things
above, not on the things that are on earth,"
(Colossians 3:1-2 NASB).
We have been raised up with Christ, so we should stop
looking to the world and its people as our source. It's
true that the things of the earth only exist in limited
amounts, so if we look to them to sustain us, then we
will limit our lives. However, God is the God of more
than enough. That's why one of His names is El
Shaddai. If our eyes and our minds are set on Him,
then we will live as He lives: abundantly.
Our heavenly Father has never had a scarcity mindset
about anything. Even after Adam and Eve sinned
in the Garden of Eden, God did not think that all was
lost. He made a way to give even more of His grace. He
did not allow the limited condition of man and the
world to change His thinking. We are able to do the
same because Christ lives in us.
We must give up our mindset of "just enough" or "not
enough". It will lead only to selfishness and lack. We
need to fix our eyes on Jesus and allow Him to be the
source for our lives. When we begin thinking
abundantly, we will speak abundantly. When we speak
abundantly, we will see the God of more than enough
work in our lives.
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