““When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” ~~ Joel Osteen” ~Joel Osteen
The other day a very good friend and I were having a conversation about learning to receive MORE than you need. My friend was explaining that she’s been reading a new book, Break Out, by Joel Osteen.
My friend described how Joel speaks about the fact that what we ask for we receive. If we ask with a cup we’ll receive a cup’s worth. If we ask with a barrel we’ll receive a barrel’s worth.
This discussion got me thinking about it is true that most of us, not even knowing why, limit what we feel we deserve or can have.
Oftentimes, this is due to what I see as having a mindset that if you have “enough”, you never need “more than enough”.
Think about it, how comfortable would you be if you had much more than what you needed? Initially you may think to yourself, “That would be great to live in a state of abundance!”
Yet, I challenge you to give this more thought and contemplation and imagine having much MORE – a surplus in fact – and being comfortable with it vs. feeling like you need to give it away or consistently justify having it.
What most of us don’t realize is that we grew-up in homes where the mindset and energy that flowed through the house was one of “just enough”. Just enough to meet the needs of the household…not anything less or more…just enough.
What mindset is throwing through your household? Check-out the Worthy Work below to help you access how you can become more aware of how you may be limiting yourself to having “just enough” when in Truth you want, and most definitely deserve, more than enough of what you could need.
To Your Worth!
To help you access if you’re settling for “just enough” when what you truly want is to feel and BE in an abundance mindset, consider that you may not be truly comfortable with MORE than enough. Here is an assignment to take-on this week if you’re ready to receive more from life and move beyond “just enough”:
This week, I challenge you to play witness to some areas in your life where you truly may want to experience MORE but in Truth, you’re comfortable with “just enough”. For example, this week, take out money than you need from the bank. If you don’t tend to carry cash with you, go ahead and get some – and get more than you need. Then, simply allow the money to stay in your wallet.
As the week unfolds, bear witness to how you feel with having the surplus of money (remember you took out more than you needed) feels being in your wallet? Are you happy and content with keeping it in there? Or, do you have an urge to spend it – not because you need/want something, but just because it feels uncomfortable having it in there?
In addition to your wallet, try another area of your life – say your toiletries. Go to the store and buy more than enough of what you need and notice how comfortable you feel with the purchase. Access if you feel good and secure or if you feel like you’re being frivolous and the money could be well spent in another area.
What we’re trying to get you to notice is how comfortable and/or uncomfortable you feel with having surplus around. Most of us feel okay with skimming things and living a bit on the edge because that’s familiar – but I challenge you to go through these exercises and take notice of where you may be limiting yourself.
As Joel Osteen says in his new book, Break Out, “We were not created to just get by with average.” It’s true, yet it’s harder to implement this Truth than just “know” it’s True.
Have fun this week with these exercises!
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