Funny thing about money. When you have it, you hardly give it a second thought. If you want or need something, you buy it.
When you don’t have it, it seems to consume your every thought. You worry about it when you go grocery shopping. You worry about it when you pay your bills. You worry about it when you balance your checkbook. Sometimes you even worry about money when you are supposed to be spending some quality time with your children.
Not only is it NOT supposed to be this way, but what you need to realize is that this type of negative thinking cycle can actually keep you stuck where you are!
Let’s compare it to driving a car. When you drive, where do you keep your focus? On the road ahead, right? (If not, please let me know when you’re driving and where, so I can stay off the road!) Sure, you look in the side and rear-view mirrors occasionally so that you know what’s going on around you.
But, if you are a safe and cautious driver, you don’t drive looking at the passenger sitting next to you, or out your window at the scenery. Have you noticed what happens when you do? Your car starts to go in the direction you are looking!
The same thing happens on a mental and spiritual level. If all we look at is the lack in our lives, guess what we are going to experience? You got it! More lack!
You may not want to believe that, but it’s true!
Focusing on what we don’t want in our lives also takes a toll on us emotionally. It’s difficult to enjoy anything when we are consumed with worry. If you stay in that mental space, you’ll find yourself getting more and more depressed. It will affect your relationships. It will affect your energy level. If you don’t break the cycle, you may find it difficult to even get out of bed in the morning.
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
~ Matthew 6:25-31
“If you want uncommon results,
you have to think and do things that are uncommon.
If you want thins you have never had,
you have to do things you have never done.”
Start a “Blessings Journal”. Every night before you go to bed, write down 5 things that you are thankful for.
Whenever you are feeling low, take out your journal and read what you have written. It will change your outlook.
An attitude of gratitude will change your life!
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