For many of us, our first waking thought of the day is "I didn't get enough sleep." .
The next one is "I don't have enough time." .
Whether true or not, that thought of NOT ENOUGH occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. .
We spend most of the hours and the days of our lives hearing, explaining, complaining, or worrying about what we don't have enough of...
We don't have enough exercise.
We don't have enough work.
We don't have enough profits.
We don't have enough power.
We don't have enough wilderness.
We don't have enough weekends.
Of course, we don't have enough money...EVER.
We're not thin enough,
we're not smart enough,
we're not pretty enough or
fit enough or
successful enough, or
Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor,
we're already INADEQUATE,
already lacking something. .
And by the time we go to bed at night, OUR MINDS RACE with a litany of what we didn't get, or didn't get done, that day. .
We go to sleep burdened by those thoughts and wake up to the REVERIE OF LACK...
What begins as a simple expression of the HURRIED LIFE, or even the CHALLENGED LIFE, grows into the great justification for an UNFULFILLED LIFE. *********
THIS IS WHAT SCARCITY looks and feels like.
I am not enough. I don't have enough; therefore, I have nothing to give or what little I have, I must keep for myself because I might not have enough for me. *********
The flip side is ABUNDANCE...whatever I have, IT'S ENOUGH. .
Achieving this mentality is as simple as shifting our attitude and GIVING TO OTHERS even when it hurts.
PASTOR and former college professor, Henri Nouwen says:
"When we refrain from giving, WITH A SCARCITY MENTALITY, the little we have will become less. When we give generously, WITH AN ABUNDANCE MENTALITY, what we give away will multiply."
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