Beyond Your Current Reality – Proactively walk in Overflow
Dr Steve R Covey was a celebrated author. He wrote a wonderful book called the 7 habits of highly effective people and in it, he said that one of the habits of effective people is that they are proactive; they begin with the end in mind. Of course he was not the first one to come up with that kind of idea. Thousands of years ago, it had been recorded in scripture that God is a proactive God “He calls the things that are not as though they are”. Romans 4:17. For you to walk in overflow, you must renew your mind and begin thinking with an overflow mindset not a scarcity mindset.
A scarcity or a slave mindset is one that looks at situations and says, with all that is going on, the bad economy, the terrible weather and the biting corruption, how will I ever walk in overflow.A scarcity mentality limits God and stifles our faith. We must renew our minds with Gods word until we break out of limited thinking that cause us to live narrow minded lives. Nothing will disqualify you from enjoying Gods abundance and overflow more than wrong thinking, limited thinking and mediocre thinking.
One of the greatest things that prepares a man for overflow is to begin thinking of himself the way God thinks of him. Proverbs 23:7 says “As a man thinketh so is he”. In other words, if you don’t have overflow thinking, you will not have an overflow life. It takes a different thinking pattern to create a new reality. Paul counsels us with these timeless words in romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to the standards of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. Get in the word of God, let it change the way you think!! If your thinking is based on worldly standards, you will live a substandard life. But if your thinking is based on Gods word, you will live a super abundant life.
A Scripture to Remember.
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he…. – Proverbs 23:7
An assignment to pray about and work through.
What areas of life has God been speaking to you that you have been showing doubt and low confidence in Gods word. Determine to rise up in your place and redefine your reality by revelation. Walk, talk and carry yourself as one who has received the promise of God in that area. Walk by faith and not by sight.