The best is yet to come

I find it difficult to achieve the delicate balance of being content with where I am whilst striving for loftier goals. I mean, right now I am in a good place but I want so much more from life.

It is not necessary to bore you with what my desires are but I reckon someone out there understands my turmoil.

As a Christian lady, I am disappointed with the lackadaisical attitude of some Christians around me who have accepted that life as it is for them is all it would ever be.

Being wealthy or prosperous is almost seen as a sin or the preserve of some other class of people. Why?

I never realised how that mediocre mindset irritated me until I moved to London and I was beset with phrases like ‘oh, that’s too expensive’, ‘only rich people go there’ or ‘I would never be able to afford that’. Shiver my timbers! What sort of utterances are these?

How especially annoying that they are from Christians who should know better and understand that God is our source and He has commanded us to ‘be fruitful and multiply’.

Abraham, the father of faith, was a wealthy man who prospered wherever he went and I really do believe that God wants us to prosper even more than Abraham but with mindsets like these, it can never happen…after all, even the bible tells us we shall have what we say (Paraphrasing Mark 11:23).

I am not going to discuss the whole prosperity fad and all that; what I am focused on is the poverty mindset that belittles God and doesn’t give Him room to work in our lives in ways that attract wealth for the furtherance of His kingdom and alleviation of poverty in the world or furtherance of discovering new ways to cure diseases.

Like my mother would say ‘the fact that you cannot afford something does not mean it is expensive…it just means you cannot afford it. Period.’ Instead of dismissing things as expensive, I encourage you to open your mind to possibilities and plot ways to afford what you desire.

Don’t rest on the oars of laziness and send your mind on holiday by declaring you can never achieve certain things.

Plot out strategies, listen to people who have achieved the status or position you want, study…just don’t say rubbish like ‘it can never happen’. (at least, do not say it near me).

Wherever you are is a good place to be but not the best stage ever, the best is yet to come so believe that and keep an open mind.

In other news, I was at Foyles yesterday and spotted a new Little Miss book (although they did not have it in store as it had sold out!). Just in case you have wondered what to randomly get me, this is your clue.

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Have a fab day people!

x

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3 thoughts on “The best is yet to come

  1. Very interesting read indeed. Excuse the phrase but it is such a ‘rich’ text. I would like to weigh in with a few points. Paul touched on it too when he spoke about being content in times of plenty and during lean times. During times of plenty in my own life I have been grateful for being able to afford premium items as long as I was living within my means. However, I do recall thinking that there are many “things” that were out of reach, a first class flight or a sports car for example. I’m not sure why those come to mind. In leaner times I feel silly for coveting such things when my budget lists fewer luxuries and there seems to be more month than pay cheque. I am reminded that my God shall supply all my needs (and many of my wants) and I can rest in Him. The things of this world will pass, they are temporal and can decay. I am reminded to invest in the long lasting blessing that comes from speaking the truth in love to those around me in the hope of eternal reward after the resurrection. We are called to strategize how we can be more effective in announcing the gospel to a world that is desperate for the good news we have. Poverty came into the world through the curse following man’s disobedience as we read in Genesis. As did disease as a matter of fact. The church is of course called to care for the infirm and those who need financial support but our first mandate surely is announcing the good news – reconciling man to his Savour. Christians should be less concerned therefore with financially empowering ourselves and pursuing material things at the expense of soul winning. There are of course those whose ministry it is to impact the church through giving and building the kingdom and advancing the gospel in that way.
    When the next iPhone is released and it doesn’t quite fit into my budget what should attitude be? Shall I chase after promotion at work? What about the penthouse on Park Lane? What should my motives be? Prosperity is by no means sinful. What position does it hold in our hearts is the point. I think ishall leave our there before astart burrowing more rabbit holes. Seek fist God’s kingdom’s and all these things will be added unto you.

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    1. Wow. Thank you so much for this…I fully agree with you that our priority is soul winning. Prosperity is not a goal to be achieved, it is what follows when we seek first the kingdom of God. x

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