One of the bigger misconceptions and mistakes I see or hear is around abundance. For some reason, many of us immediately associate abundance with money.
And although having an abundance of money rarely hurts us, having an abundance of other more important things in life usually always helps us. And if we are abundantly blessed with good things, sometimes we need to appreciate the abundance of troubles that come our way as well.
Experiencing abundance may begin right here with this quote by Zig Ziglar: “You can have everything in life that you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
Let’s start by talking about those other things in life outside of money, that when we have them in abundance, can make such a huge difference.
Appreciation is first. I have a few friends that I stay connected to each day by phone, email, or text. And one thing we talk about most is our gratitude bucket. The more we show appreciation for what we have today, the more we will have to be grateful for tomorrow.
Building others up is an absolute key to finding abundance. The more we can provide others with a little hope and encouragement, and help them to increase in their own abundance, the more that we become blessed and enriched ourselves.
Unconditional love and forgiveness might just be the most powerful and best-kept secret ingredient when it comes to abundance. When we can demonstrate this trait and make it a core value, it is a game-changer.
Needs of others. When we put others above ourselves, focusing on what they need most, and do whatever we can that is within our ability to help, it will be one of the more rewarding feelings that we can experience in life…
Before we completely turn the page and allow last week’s Thanksgiving holiday to pass us by, I wanted to take a moment to thank every one of you who have done your very best to truly focus on what you have been most grateful for this past year.
You may not think it matters, but I can assure you that your sense of gratitude and appreciation never goes unnoticed.
And as we roll into the new year, I firmly believe that it is our gratitude and appreciation for the three C’s that may still be ahead of us —
Challenges, Chaos, and Confusion —
That will make the difference. I know that these don’t sound like “Winning Words,” but they are, and let me explain and why I see them as game-changers.
If we had to list all the challenges or difficulties that we have witnessed or that we are experiencing personally, we would have a very lengthy list. Collectively the list would seem insurmountable. So why would I intimate that a challenge is something we should be grateful for? It’s because in every challenge we see someone who emerges and goes out of their way to help someone else. We see people sharing God’s love, pursuing God’s will, doing God’s work, and doing it for all of God’s people…