Two Types of Thinkers
I recently read a post by Michael Hyatt on two types of thinkers. There are those who have an abundance mindset and those who have a scarcity mindset. As Christians we should be of those who have an abundance mindset.
God of Abundance
We worship a God of infinite abundance. God abounds in love, mercy, grace, wisdom, power and so much more. Because God's attributes are all perfect, one could say that God is abundant in every good way.
This abundance is available to you!
If you are a believer in God through Christ, then you are His child and have access to all of the infinite resources of God. Ephesians 3:20 says,
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us
So how are you living? Do you live life as if you have nothing and at any moment your life may fall apart or do you live as a child of the King of Kings with access to God's infinite resources?
How can you live in this abundance?
- Trust. This is the foundation of abundant living. Do you really believe God is your Father and He loves you and wants the best for you?
- Thanksgiving. Remind yourself daily of how much God has already given you!
- Generosity. Practice generosity to those around you. Be like your God and live with open hands. I had a friend who used to say, "You can't out give God."
- Truth. Speak the truth to yourself. Don't allow yourself to be a complainer. Instead, speak the truth about the abundance you have in Christ.
Does this mean that all believers will be financially wealthy? No. Many great believers have been financially poor. God may choose to bless us with abundance in areas other than financial. But it does mean that God will supply all you need and more. You should not be going around in fear, focused on the scarcity you believe must be just around the corner. Trust in the abundance of God and live abundantly for Him.
Question: What is the difference between trusting in the abundance of God and foolishly overspending your resources? Please leave a comment.
by Jerry Wyrick, President of Worship Arts Conservatory