Why it’s important to have an overflow mentality?
It is because whatever you think most of the time, whatever you focuses on, whatever you set your mind to, eventually becomes your reality.
Do you notice in yourself that your thoughts affect the way you see things? Direct how you should feel? Influence the words that come out from your mouth? Then lead to your actions? Before you know it, these repeated actions become a habit. A pattern that transform to certain behavior. Then there is your character and destiny.
The moment you discern that your calling is either a vow of poverty or a vow of generosity, set your mind to your choice and work (the action part) all the best you can to achieve your purpose in life.
The path I’m recommending is the vow of generosity because, I believe, there is lesser problem and stress with having more money than having no money.
There’s better chance doing more good things by having more money than less money. Lesser resources limits your ability to act boldly in blessing other people through you. Don’t you think so?
Yesterday, as I was walking towards home, I shook my head in sadness as two women were talking.
Woman: Ibebenta ko ang sapatos ko. (I’m selling my shoes).
Older woman: Bakit? (Why?)
Woman: Wala kaming pangkain, natalo sa bingo eh. Ayoko na talaga! (We’ve got nothing to eat. I gambled the money and lost. I’m stopping already!)
I hope that woman stay true to her decision to stop gambling any money for basic necessities. I’m sure there are other issues causing her state of poverty as they’re among those who take shelter in the sidewalk. But one reason, I believe, is this: that woman has never considered the overflow/abundance mindset. If she continue thinking poor because that’s how she looks at her condition, she’ll never consider the possibility of rising up from that disappointing situation to claim her more-than-enough potential.
I encourage you to listen to this material below from Joel Osteen. Some people hate him and accuse him false prophet for his motivational style of preaching the Gospel of Christ. But I don’t care much about the messenger (Joel is a Protestant and I’m Catholic) for as long as the “message” leads me towards living the fruit of the spirit such as: pag-ibig/love, kagalakan/joy, kapayapaan/peace, pagtitiis/patience, kabutihan/kindness, kagandahang-loob/goodness, katapatan/faithfulness, kahinahunan/humility, pagpipigil sa sarili/self-control).
There’s more to gain listening to the guy rather than listening to those who say negative things about him with the invitation that I condemn the guy. I can’t seem to locate where this (condemning the guy encouragement) should fit in the list of “fruits” above. On judgement day, we will all face the true and rightful judge. I’ll let Him do that.
[Watch/Listen: Develop an overflow mentality by Joel Osteen (YouTube)]
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