• Barb Lownsbury

The Less Mindset

Some days I wake up and look at what I’m not: I’m not thin enough, smart enough, rich enough, successful enough—it’s a long list that can go on and on. When I wake up feeling that way, I have to remind myself with God there is an even longer list of what I am: I am a daughter of the most High, a blessed and beautiful princess of the King. I am forgiven, free, loved. I belong.

Yet too often I accept a “less” mindset. I see what I’m not and I either feel bad about myself or get apathetic and complacent, convinced I can never change. So I quit striving to grow because I’m too down on myself to do anything. I accept being less. Ever been there?

It’s in those moments I have to remind myself first and foremost I am a child of God, perfectly created and worthy of love and belonging. I am not defined by my achievements or my lack of them. I am defined by my God who loves me with an everlasting love and wants to see me shine. God doesn’t care how fat or skinny I am, how much money I make or about how much I achieve. He cares about me; the person inside.

To Ponder: Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (NIV)

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