By Nicole Newson | October 10, 2017
Have you ever been around someone who truly lives his/her life in God’s abundance? What have you noticed that is different about that person?
A few attributes I’ve personally found are:
They are full of joy. This is not to be confused with just plain happiness bc they too deal with life’s complexities but choose to focus on God’s goodness. Their gratefulness supersedes issues and situations that are sometimes unavoidable or unplanned.
They allow grace to spill out on all they come in contact with, attempting to see the good in others rather than the flaws. They don’t hold others to standards so high that it’s unreasonable and/or unattainable.
They know “who” they are AND “whose” they are. They don’t try to fit in or be something/someone they are not. They aren’t overly cocky or boisterous but they do exude a special kind of confidence that makes them magnets for people. People are drawn to the Christ in them.
One of the biggest attributes I’ve personally seen in people living in God’s abundance is that they are ALL givers. Whether that be sharing of their time, talents, or treasures, they understand that all they have is in direct correlation with God’s blessings; which they in turn cheerfully bless others with.
I grew up hearing the phrases, “you can’t beat God giving,” and “It is better to give than it is to receive.” You could never truly out-give a God who loves us so much that he gave his only son to die for all our sins.
Although we understand that hoarding, gluttony, and being downright selfish are not great attributes, I love that based on God’s words, people who are great at giving, in turn, are blessed beyond measure. Keep in mind that your blessings may come in many different forms such as good health, love, peace, safety, abundance, financial stability, success, offspring, and the list goes on. Of course, you should never give to get, but understand its impossible be a giver and never receive.
“One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor. A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water.” Proverbs 11:24-25
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
Remember this: “The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6
You can’t prepare for a harvest in your life, thinking only of the possibility of a drought- attempting to hold onto everything you have. When you love, serve, and give in abundance, not based on fear of what you may or may not have, God, will ALWAYS prepare you and continue to fill your tank! Be blessed AND be a blessing…
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