I want to tackle the problem of failing to break the poverty mind-set. I want to offer a solution that will completely free you from such a mind-set. The first step is to recognize that you need a wake-up experience! A wake-up experience forces you to look at your situation and say, “I do not have to accept living this life of lack. I do not have to accept generational poverty and lack in my family. I can start a new generation because Jesus Christ lives inside of me. He is going to give me wisdom and direction!” You have to experience a wake-up moment in order to recognize that there is a way to live without scrambling for breadcrumbs, leftovers or nothing at all! Realize that God wants to give you a prosperous life!
You need to affirm the following – ‘I will not allow my childhood poverty and experiences to conquer my mind.’ You have to realize that you need to renew your mind in order to break a certain mindset! To do this, you need to start looking into the word of God. You also need to research, read books and listen to podcasts. Here’s a thought – if you want to be a millionaire then you need to take advice from a millionaire! You don’t want advice from someone who is broke! You don’t want advice from someone who goes from credit card to credit card, getting into debt. You need to search out and look for knowledge that helps you in practical ways!
In order to know how to break barriers in your mind, you need to be a person that values knowledge! Today, we live in a society that has knowledge everywhere and right at our fingertips! You can go on Google and find information on almost everything! What it means to value knowledge is to search it out in the right places. You should impregnate your mind over and over with the right knowledge. Read tons and tons of books, or visit places you can find a mentor if you have to. Whatever it is, you need to surround yourself with knowledge so that your mind is elevated to a higher mindset. You will find yourself believing that if another person can do it, you can also do it! Ask yourself, “What did they do differently that I am not doing?” Figure it out so that God can help you use that knowledge. Knowledge is power!
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The next way to change your mindset is to change the way you speak! Do not speak words that affirm poverty because of how you were raised. Some people might say, “I will never have enough to get that,” or “Oh, I’m always broke!” or “I’m poor.” DON’T SAY THAT! There is life in your tongue. Life and death come out of it, and whichever of the two it is, you will eat the fruit of it! It says so in Proverbs 18:21: The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. When you speak, there is power! So when you speak and you want something to change then change the way you talk! Even if you feel like nothing is working out and everything will fail don’t verbally acknowledge it! Rather say, “It will prosper,” and “God is with me” or “Nothing is missing in my life because when God is for me nothing can be against me.” You are beginning to speak positively because your mind is being renewed by the word. You begin to speak it and then it will become your life!
Give your way to the top. What this means is, currently the world has it backwards. We believe in holding on as much as we can to get to the top. But Jesus Christ encourages the opposite. He has told us to give as much as we can in order to rise to the top. Did you know that billionaires are the biggest problem solvers? Have you have ever wondered why they are different or what they did to become billionaires? It’s because they solve people’s problems! When you are a person that solves people’s problems, then money will come to you because of your focus on others. Your focus is on giving to others! Billionaires are givers. They give something, be it material things, their product, time or knowledge. Whatever it is, they are still giving. The key to attaining prosperity is to focus first on how best you can serve others. When you do that, you are always giving with a generous spirit. Ultimately, you are always focusing on benefiting others and money will come!
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Lastly, simply believe that God is for you. Romans 10:10 says: For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. If you are simply saying things but not believing it is enough, then it won’t work. You need to seek the things of God and his ways, which are found in his word, with all your heart. Believe that you shall be prosperous and whatever you touch shall be blessed! Accept it until it sinks into your subconscious mind. Deep-rooted faith in God is a powerful tool that will enable you to realize many wonderful things in your life. God has Almighty Power and he wants to bless you. God has Infinite Wisdom and he wants to show and direct you along the right paths. If it’s a business idea that you have, God in his Infinite Intelligence will give you knowledge on how to do it. He is the man upstairs and he knows all things.
Start believing that God is on your side and you will be richly rewarded. You will be able to break any poverty mind-set and experience the Abundance of God and its fruits. Peace, joy and love will be yours. Amen!