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.
Have a fab day people!