Trouble is, many of us grew up with - and still have - a "poverty" mindset. That is, we haven't been taught that it is a virtue to create wealth for the benefit of our family and others. So we have to teach ourselves the validity of this belief. Change our thinking, change our beliefs and ultimately change our lives.
One way to change our thinking is through daily affirmations. Repetition, we know from experience, is the mother of learning. We develop new thought-patterns when we repeatedly affirm something. (An extreme example is that of brainwashing.)
Now it's important to realize that that "something" could be a statement of truth or falsehood. Like gravity, the Principle of Affirmation doesn't care how you use it, it works regardless of our motives. That is why it is imperative to base our affirmations on the truth of scripture.
And a scriptural truth is that God has given us the ability to create wealth (Deuteronomy 8.18).
So one set of daily affirmations that I use to help transform my "poverty" thinking into "abundance" thinking - which thus changes my beliefs about earning money (among other things) - is as follows:
I have decided to use the talents God has given me and create wealth for my family and those around me.I also have a scriptural text for each of these bullet points, so if that's important to you, email me and I will send you the passages that are foundational to thinking biblically about wealth. Also, let me know what daily affirmations you are using to change your thinking and beliefs so that you can experience the life of abundance that God intends.
- Think of my family and friends who will benefit.
- Think of the ministries we can fund and the saints we will serve.
- Think of our future friends we'll greet in the Kingdom.
- Think of the tens of thousands of lives we can touch.
- Think of the taxes we'll pay.
- Think of the business we'll generate and the people employed because of it.
- Think of my parents and the positive impact they've had as successful business owners.
- Think of the legacy we'll leave.
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