I was reading an article by Trent Hamm who talked about the attitude of abundance versus scarcity. Here’s what he had to say:
“There is a HUGE difference between an abundance mindset vs. scarcity mindset. The path that your life takes depends, in part, on the mindset that you adopt. You can choose to either view the world as abundant or scarce, but they cannot co-exist.” It’s the same in churches.
The abundance mindset flows out of a deep inner sense of personal worth and security. It is the concept that is grounded in the belief that ‘there is more than enough’ for everyone. Alternatively, a scarcity mindset is the belief that there will never be enough, resulting in feelings of fear, stress, and anxiety.
October is the season churches kick off the Stewardship campaign in order to develop budgets for the coming year. I would like to challenge us at United to go about our pledge drive this year with an Abundance Mentality. Let’s take a leap of faith and head into 2019 with our focus being one of far-sightedness and generosity. We are all in this ministry together, so let us prayerfully consider where God is guiding us! This is going to be quite a wonderful adventure.