Jesus said, “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of” (John 10:10 MSG). This week on Battle Drill devotionals, we explore what that might mean for us today.
Read John 10:1-10. Do you feel your life is overflowing? Or are you focused on what you don’t have?
Many people today suffer from what’s called the “scarcity mindset”, the sense that there is not enough to go round. Not enough money, food, time, energy, attention, followers, friends, praise, and so on. This kind of thinking leads to feelings of not being in control. And so we overwork, over eat, overwork our bodies, overvalue what others think of us, and so on.
Jesus wants us to move on from this mindset. He promises us “real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of” (John 10:10 MSG). This is the “abundance mindset”. This is thinking that recognises God’s resources are limitless. God wants to meet all of our needs. He will never run out. He has more than enough resources to meet your needs, whilst meeting other people’s needs too.
If God is the source of your life then you no longer need worry about not having enough. He wants to overflow in your life with goodness, joy, peace, love and many other blessings.
THINK IT OVER
Think about the following:
• How might an abundance mindset produce peace in your life?