John 10:10b has always been emphasized in our church. In this verse, Jesus said “I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.” It’s posted on our church’s wall and is even shared, memorized, and recalled during our Firm Foundation class.
Well, John 10:10b is one of the best reminders that God has our best interest in mind; that we are made worthy to have a great life.
What makes you happy?
We all want an abundant life. John 10:10b assures us that God is making way for us to be abundant. However, the term has been misunderstood many times by those who associate it with money. What they forgot is “abundance” is more than just money.
- Abundance is about really enjoying the blessings in life.
- Abundance is about your family and friends.
- Abundance is about your job and being able to serve.
- Abundance is about being able to sleep peacefully at night and be grateful for the day.
Abundance is more than just money…it speaks of life and all areas of it. With that said, I encourage you to focus on this promise by God: that you are worthy of an abundant life.
Do you see yourself being abundant?
With the many troubles, we sometimes need to remind ourselves of the abundance God has planned for us to have. It can be hard especially if circumstances seem to oppose living life in abundance. Well, if that’s the case, you may want to start with envisioning yourself as a happy person and by being grateful for all that you already have.
It all starts with your mindset. YOU BECOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE. You need to learn how to see your life as having everything you need and having the ability to use it well. You need to see yourself content and victorious. You need to see yourself happy knowing the best days is up ahead. If you are having trouble reminding yourself you are worthy of greatness, you can start by doing the following:
- Keep a journal of what you are grateful for. This is not limited to what you already have but what you have prayed for is coming your way. You should also include listing down the good things you’ve had and achieved.
- Memorize verses and quotes that will remind your own greatness. There are Christians who keep these in a small notebook and memorize it wherever they are. If not, you can always paste it somewhere you can see easily.
- Make a vision board. I did and it keeps me encouraged….
- Let God be God. At the end of the day, His plans are best. You should always know that what we plans are nothing compared to how God can complete and make things better for us.
I need to constantly remind myself that circumstances are just circumstances and not God’s reality. That He has gone ahead before me and that things will work out for the best. He has removed all that can pull me down, and placed the right things I can use to succeed and help more in life: to be abundant in all areas.
Special thanks to Mr. Ritche Asagra for letting me use one of the photos in the vision board; and Ms. Angela Fajardo for her photo “smile”