Living in the Future Robs You From the Present

Yesterday, I was reading an article from T. Harv Eker that struck a cord in me.  Eker talks about how many of us are missing our life now because we are so concerned about being x, y, or z, then we can do the things we want to do.  Two things happen when we plant ourselves in this kind of thinking.  One, is we constantly put ourselves in a negative mindset that we are not good enough.  The second is we miss God given opportunities.

What we think about is so critical to our daily lives!  When we play the mantra that we are not good enough, we put our mind on what is lacking in our life instead of what God has already placed in our life.  We dwell in a land of scarcity.  When we have this mentality, guess what….. good enough never comes.  When you reach one milestone, you subconsciously sabotage yourself to not being good enough in another area.  Mindset is key!!  What you dwell on will manifest in your life! Don’t think mentality is that big of deal?? Look at the first generation of Israelites, they always complained and had the mentality of lack.  Did they ever make it into the promise land??? No! They died in the desert wandering!  Negative thinking about can literally STEAL God’s promises for your life.

This never good enough mentality boils down to us operating in a spirit of perfection.  The spirit of perfection,  keeps you in a busy whirlwind of trying to make everything perfect, that you never actually get to live life in the presence.  The spirit of perfection, is always telling you everything that is wrong with you and how you never measure up.  Can you relate to that???  I know I can, how many times have I thought twice about opening my house up to company because it was not clean enough. Or seen someone in need of prayer, but felt in adequate to pray over them because I was still struggling with that in my own life. So many missed moments of truly sharing God with others because of this nasty spirit.  It is time we stop our stinkn’ thinkn’ and close the door on the spirit of perfection.  Yes, its that easy!  God has given us power over the enemy, and we can literally tell these thoughts to go to hell!!  Romans 12:2 tells us to renew our minds.  Literally it means to completely change for the better!

Putting the truth in you mind everyday is so key!!  That is part of the renewing process!  Stop those old thoughts of not good enough and remind yourself what God says!!  You are good enough, that God created you with a plan and purpose and fully equipped you!! It reminds me of the song by Blanca called Who I Am, and the chorus goes, “I am strong, beautiful, I am good enough.” Remind yourself of that daily!  Stop dwelling on what the perfect future would look like and start Loving Life Now!! I leave you with this command that God gave Moses in Deuteronomy 30:19, “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.  NOW choose LIFE!”

 

Comment below areas of your life that you need to change your mindset!!

 

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