The Spirit of Poverty
Identifying and overcoming the spirit of poverty is critical to living a more full life and accomplishing your impossible dreams.
Recently I discovered a lot of the decisions i was making in my own life were made out of a spirit of poverty or a state of poverty. As I am a follower of Jesus Christ I brought this nasty virus to his attention and we are dealing with it!
Here are a few of the identifying features of this common foe.
1. Discontentment: You will never be content no matter how much you have, you will always want more.
2. You become a victim: You are unable to help yourself and wait for someone else to help you or life forces you to make a decision.
3. Entitlement: Believing that you deserve something, its your right or privileges.
So now that your discontent, your a victim and your entitled to something better… what do you do? You complain and grumble about what you have, you do nothing to solve your own problems and you feel entitled to something better… which causes more complaining and anger that you don’t have what you obviously deserve. Brilliant!
I brought this topic up because the spirit of poverty can stop motivation, innovation and entrepreneurship in its tracks. Its assignment is to stall a persons growth trajectory and make it seem impossible to move on. This is a lie but once you agree with the lie it becomes your truth.
Begin with Gratitude.
Thankfulness or gratitude may be the best way to begin dismantling a spirit of poverty. Thank you for what I have!
Make a list of what your grateful for.
Its a never ending list.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
More than Enough
“Living a grateful life will lead to a spirit of more than enough! Instead of being a victim and discontent you will have more than enough and a can do attitude.”