“I returned and, saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” ~ Ecclesiastes 9:11
“Listen to your gut – most people are afraid to listen to their God-given intuition.” ~ John C. Maxwell
We are living in a society that is pretty competitive in many aspects, more so in times when jobs are increasingly becoming scarce. This is also evident in homes and schools where we tend to compare one another to say one person is better than the other in certain areas. What this does is create a cycle of people focusing on becoming better than the next person but at the end of the day you do not accomplish much. In the corporate world this is called the rat-race, where you are competing with thousands of people for certain jobs or opportunities. In a family set up, members of that family may begin to resent one another as a result.
What this has done is create a scarcity mentality in people’s minds. How often do you hear people speak of doom and gloom because they think that if they don’t get a particular job they are finished? In schools, students are sometimes wrongly pushed to do certain courses because they are socially acceptable or because they pay well in industry.
This puts unnecessary pressure on them to meet other people’s expectations but at the end of day they are the most miserable people around. Is this really a part of God’s plan? Pushing someone to do things they are not comfortable most often leads to misery.
The Bible says, “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly” (John 14:6). The truth is that we are all unique and God has a specific plan for each of us. Scarcity is a mindset that originates from the pits of hell, it is not true. We all have different abilities and talents that can make life more meaningful for ourselves and others when we make good use of them.
I truly believe that there is more than enough in life for everyone and we discover that abundance by doing those things that sing music to our hearts. Abundance may not always be obvious because not everyone sees things the way you do but it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Keep looking until you find what that is for you.
3. Be Yourself
Life is so much easier when you give yourself permission to be who you are. When God created us he gave each of us specific assignments to accomplish on earth. Some of us want to be doctors, entrepreneurs, designers, business leaders, politicians, you name it. It is not by accident; that is how God designed you.
Follow the desires of your heart, not your head. When we follow the desires of our heads life loses meaning. We may be successful but there remains emptiness in our hearts due to a lack of fulfillment. Live your best life now!
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