“My cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.”
Psalm 23:5-6 (NIV)
Is your focus on what you can provide or on what God can provide?
Even though he was walking through difficult times, David was able to be thankful for God’s goodness and love because his cup was overflowing. God was his Provider, so David had more than he needed.
As you walk through the different seasons of life, you can choose between two different attitudes. You can have a shortage mindset or a surplus mindset.
With a shortage mindset, you constantly think, “I don’t have enough time. I don’t have enough money. I don’t have enough energy. I don’t have enough contacts, opportunities, knowledge, or education.” It’s the sense that you’re always a day late and a dollar short.
A shortage mindset focuses on your limited resources, and the result is an overwhelmed life.
A surplus mindset focuses on God’s limitless resources, and the result is an overflowing life. He wants to meet all your needs—beyond what you can imagine—and he’s the only one who can! Have you ever worried that the person breathing next to you is stealing your air? Of course not. You know that God created more than enough air for everybody to have all the air we need.
A surplus mindset focuses on God’s unlimited resources, and the result is an overflowing life. God has more than enough power and resources to meet all your needs and everybody else’s needs at the same time. You don’t have to worry about running short of anything.
You get to decide: Will you have a shortage mindset or a surplus mindset?
December 16 from Open Doors: A Year of Devotions