Yesterday, a friend of mine shared some really great news! After squeals of excitement from both of us, I realized that she couldn’t share that news with everyone. Someone wouldn’t be happy for her (even if they said they were), someone might secretly envy her blessing or even get bitter with God about it not yet being their turn.
How do you feel when someone shares their great news, when your dreams have not yet come to pass? This is a rhetorical question, so be honest with yourself. Do you have an abundance mentality or a scarcity mentality?
An abundance mentality says that there is plenty out there for everyone, and that others don’t have to lose for you to win. A scarcity mentality believes that there’s only one pie, and that someone else getting a slice means that there is less left for others.
As Christians, even in the midst of disappointments, or during the process (the time between dreaming a dream and it coming to pass), we should strive to have an abundance mentality. Our Father in heaven wants to bless everyone of His children who has decided to pursue a purpose in Him.
A young lady who sings in the choir with me gave me a little card that sits on my desk. It says, “You’re a star! Keep reaching for your dreams.” The scripture text is Psalm 20:4. I would like to share some of Psalm 20 with those who may be struggling with disappointment after disappointment! Hang in there. God’s blessings are infinite. There is no scarcity in Him!
Psalm 20:4-6 (NIV) 4. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.5 May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our bannersin the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.6 Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
You’re a star!