Do you feel like you’re living an abundant life where you are right now, today?
I asked myself that question yesterday, I was struck with this harsh reality: My answer was no.
After dwelling on why that could be, I came to this conclusion:
I think that it is much easier to live out of a deficiency mentality than an abundance mentality. And the reason why is because we think that abundance is something we can achieve if we just work a little bit harder.
Have you ever tried to strive towards abundance? We think that when we have “the next thing,” we will be happy.
When we have the perfect relationship, our dream career, or a better house.
When we are no longer dealing with unwanted circumstances, heartbreaks, and pain.
When we are more patient, more skinny, more financially stable… when we are MORE.
Until we have more or can be more, we think we are deficient. And so we laser focus on the one thing we don’t have, while ignoring all the things we do have, and we feel empty.
The truth is, we are all so guilty of this. It is simply human nature to focus on what we don’t have and to do everything in our power to fix it. And let me tell you, there is nothing wrong with striving towards things that matter to you and building a life that you love.
But I don’t want to talk about that. I think society is obsessed with the “hustle till it hurts” mentality, and I don’t know about you, but it exhausts me.
Sometimes there are circumstances that you can’t fix by sheer determination, and your heart will still hurt no matter how hard you “hustle.”
Some circumstances take time and require us to patiently pursue resolution.
My abundance question that I asked myself was prompted by a devotional that said: “There is abundant life in My Presence today”
Let me say it louder for the people in the back: There is abundance in my presence TODAY.
Abundance is not something we work to achieve. It’s not something we feel when we have more. Abundance is something we understand when we focus on God’s presence in our lives.
Much like God’s love, abundant life is not circumstantial… its unconditional.
Abundant life is really less about us and more about God.
It’s less about what we aren’t and more about who He is.
It’s less about all the things we do and more about what He has already done.
It’s less about what we don’t have and a whole lot more about what we have because of Him.
Jesus promises us abundant life TODAY. And it has absolutely nothing to do with what you have or don’t have, what you are struggling with, or where you are in your journey.
Jesus has made our lives abundant with His Love, right now, today.
Today I asked myself the same question. Nothing has changed in my life since yesterday. I still have the same struggles and the same deficiencies as yesterday. But today, I am living with an abundance mentality, because I have chosen to focus less on the thing I don’t have, and more on the One who I do.
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