God’s Dream for My Success

“People aren’t starved for information; they’re starved for meaning.”
– Carey Nieuwhof

God did not intend that we always struggle.
But neither did He intend that we pursue financial gain for selfish purposes.
He intends for us to have life with meaning!

Maybe you’ve heard the story from Matthew 19:16-22 about the rich young man. Jesus was trying to help the young man have meaning!

“If you change your thinking, you will change your actions.
And if you change your actions, you will change your outcomes.
And if you change your outcomes, you will change your life. It is that simple.”
– Michael Hyatt

Scarcity Thinkers (adapted from Michael Hyatt)

…live bound by the fear there will never be enough.
…are stingy with their knowledge, contacts and compassion.
…default to suspicion, so they often find it difficult to build relationships.
…resist challenges, fearing they decrease opportunities and weaken them.
…ask, “How can I get by with giving or doing less?”
…think small and avoid risk at all cost.
…feel entitled.
…are pessimistic about the future, believing they will always have tough times in life.
…live fearful.
Notice most are selfish!


Abundance Thinkers

God is all about abundance!
Psalm 23:5, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Deuteronomy 28:12, John 10:10, Luke 6:38, Matthew 13:12, Luke 9:17

…know there is always more where their last blessing came from!
Philippians 4:19, 1 Chronicles 29:11

…are happy to share knowledge, contacts, and compassion with others.
Galatians 6:7, 1 Corinthians 15:36, John 12:24-25

…have trust as their default, willingly building relationships.
Proverbs 27:17

…welcome challenges, believing they increase their opportunities and make them better and stronger.
Romans 5:3-4

…ask, “How can I give more?”
Acts 4:36-37

…dream big, accepting risk as necessary for all things worthwhile.
2 Timothy 1:7

“Dream a dream so big only God can fulfill it.”
– Tommy Barnett

…are grateful for their abundance.

According to scientific study, a life of gratitude produces increased happiness, better mood, higher satisfaction with life, less materialism, less chance of burnout, better physical health, better sleep and less fatigue, greater resiliency, patience, humility and wisdom!
source

…are optimistic about the future, believing the best is yet to come.
Acts 27:25

…live confident.
Ephesians 3:20-21, Romans 8:38-39, Numbers 23:19


Salvation, the first step to God’s Dream for Your Success!

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. Romans 10:9-10

  1. Just believe Jesus is exactly who He says He is, and
  2. Tell someone that you do.

You can tell us by texting 205-476-2911. We have resources to help you with your first steps following Jesus to the life He has always dreamed you would have!

Author: Pastor Rick

Lead Pastor of a great group of people known as Church 29:11!