Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Growing My Faith Part 12 - The Abundance of Your life

Sharon looked at her friend’s house with an envious eye. It was beautiful! In comparison hers was small and badly in need of a facelift. She found discontentment rattling around in her heart. She began to see her life through the lens of lack rather than through the lens of abundance… and her discontentment grew.

Jesus tells us:

“A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:14

In other words, real life and real living are not related to how much stuff we have.

Choose today to make a conscious effort to be content with what you have. Remembering that real living does not consist of the accumulation of stuff… begin to look at your life differently.

Look for the abundance that does not come from stuff. Look for the blessings that life itself gives you. Make a conscious effort to enjoy the moments in your day, the people in your life. Choose to look at your life through the lens of abundance rather than the lens of lack.

When we focus on the lens of lack, discontentment spreads through our entire life. Sourness and a critical heart are the result… and we rob ourselves.

It takes an effort to cultivate a heart filled with gratitude, but the harvest you will reap will be well worth it. When we live thankfully we praise God.

Choose your lens carefully and deliberately today… you can determine to see life through lack or through abundance. No matter where you are in life this simple exercise will benefit your outlook and lift your eyes to a higher plain. It’s all up to you to choose.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
It is so easy to see what lacks in my life and let that become the focus of my thoughts and my attitude. Today I choose to look through the lens of abundance. I choose to see the benefits and blessings today no matter how small they may seem. Thank you for reminding me that my life does not consist of an abundance of things but rather in an abundance of moments that I can choose to find the blessings in. Help me today, by the power of Your Holy Spirit.
I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.