I struggle with clutter and I’m always interested in some article about how to rid myself of clutter. I recently read an article where the author stated she had to change her mindset from one of scarcity to abundance. So instead of hoarding things because she might need them “someday”, she was able to see she could get those things again if needed, or just do without.
This same mindset of scarcity and abundance can happen in your spiritual life. God knows what you need to live and He will provide it for you abundantly if you ask. God wants to bless you. Yet do you trust him? Have you missed blessings because you don’t believe? If you don’t believe God can do it, your mentality is scarcity. He is able and will give to you abundantly, if you believe.
I have been incredibly blessed with an abundance of peace, even though by all accounts, I should not have peace. I should be frazzled and harried and worried, but I’m not. My husband travels quite a bit for long stretches of 3 to 6 weeks. Yet, despite my husband’s travels, I have an abundance of peace. I trust God to keep him safe.
God promises he can do more than all that you may ask or even imagine (Ephesians 3:20). He wants to bless you abundantly, but you need to believe he can and will. Let go of your scarcity mindset. Embrace abundance.
We have abundant sunshine, air, clouds, rain, snow, frogs, mosquitoes, ants, trees and leaves to start. Make your own list of abundant things in nature. If you’re having problems coming up with something, what do you wish there was less of?
Now continue the list of things with the intangibles: love, peace, joy, hope, etc.
I pray for safety in my husband’s travel and God hasn’t failed me yet! I know God is faithful and true and He will take care of my husband and the rest of us.
Pray with me:
I trust you to provide all I need. I will let go of all unnecessary things in my life right now. I trust you to provide for future needs. I will let go of past things that weigh me down. I trust you will provide big dreams for me. I want to live a life of abundance in you. Give me eyes to see your abundance everywhere, like in creation or my own life, such as love, joy, and peace.
Thank you for your abundance.
To sum up: List your blessings. Post Ephesians 3:20-21 where you can see it every day. Trust God will provide.