Updated: Nov 30, 2020
I fear the “scarcity” mindset is plaguing a lot of us.
This mindset refers to people viewing life as a finite pie, so that if one person takes a big piece, that leaves less for everyone else.
If we are not careful, this can paralyze us into a state of resentment, inaction, or even cause us to fight against one another for that seemingly last or best piece of pie.
And nothing feeds this type of mindset like comparison.
Ever been stuck in a cycle of comparison?
I have, and a few years ago.
I was plagued by a mindset that went like this:
“Well that is good for her, but I could never do that.”
“I don’t even know where to begin in my Bible, let alone turn to book, chapter or verse.”
“There are already so many Christian blogs and podcasts, why should I even start?”
“There are plenty of other people to have a Bible study with someone.”
“Start a business? That is only for certain people, not me.”
These thoughts plagued my mind and almost prevented me from getting to work in the kingdom.
One: b/c I thought there were already too many people doing what I wanted to do.
Two: I was too afraid to get started because I didn’t want to be seen at the bottom.
But what I learned years ago that changed everything:
Stop comparing your Day One to someone’s Day 50 and get to work.
Whether it be in the faith, physical fitness, or even business, God has given us each a unique journey with unique talents to use.
Who cares if you are at the bottom? Sometimes that’s where God begins His best work!
Instead of comparing, I began reaching out to those people in their “day 50” for their wisdom, guidance, and advice.
And Girl, this changed everything.
What if, rather than pretending not to notice that our friend is excelling in certain aspects of her life, or fighting for her piece of pie, we honored her by giving thanks to God for her diligence, obedience, and her example of Christ that we can follow?
There is room for all of us at His table and He has tons of work to be done! I pray we unite and get to work 🖤
“And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” Luke 10:2