God wants us to live fruitful, abundant lives! Especially as a Mompreneur looking to grow a profitable business, an abundance mindset is ESSENTIAL. I understand that this can take a lot of reflection, work, and prayer, but the first step is recognizing what may be holding you back.
Here are four things that will prevent an abundant mindset.
This is a tough one! As mom’s we always worry. It is ingrained in us to worry about our families, kids, and loved ones. But God does not want us to worry, he wants us to trust him to handle our challenges. Worry can hold you back because It drains your energy, time, and joy, and God does not want that for us.
Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Be careful for nothing, but in everything through prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let all of your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Next time you are worried about where your next client will come from, trust that God will handle your challenges. To combat worry, he commands us to have gratitude for what we have first and then to specifically pray for what we need. When we surrender worry and fear, that is when we find peace.
Fear is one of the hardest emotions to overcome. In a way, fear can be useful. It keeps us from doing things that are a danger to our lives and well-being. But this same emotion can also keep you from living your dreams and taking that leap that will change your life for the better. So how do you navigate such a complicated emotion? God tells us how.
2 Timothy 1:17 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
A sound mind comes when we are able to control our thoughts and dispel the lies the enemy tries to throw at us and let peace guide our decisions as moms and business owners.
Doubt is something that we especially face as women. We doubt our abilities; We doubt that we have the skill or talent to run our own businesses; We doubt that we can be great mothers AND successful entrepreneurs. Doubt is a tool of the enemy to keep us from prospering and it is important that we don’t give in.
Matthew 14:31 provides a great story on how doubt can hold us back and states, “Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
In the verses before this, Peter gets up the courage to walk on water toward Jesus during a storm, but the strong wind and waves distract him. He gets scared and starts to sink. It’s because he took his focus off Jesus that the doubt and fear creeped in. Had he kept his focus on Jesus and trusted Jesus to protect him, he would have been fine.
This is what we need to do as we trust God to guide our business decisions.
As mom’s being reasonable is important. 1 + 1 HAS to equal 2. How else are we supposed to run our busy households? But what about when you have to pay your contractors and you simply do not have enough in your business account? Or how about when you feel the temptation to stop tithing because the bills are piling up? Sometimes there is no reasoning, you have to TRUST God to provide.
Here is a good biblical reference on trusting God despite the desire to be reasonable. Luke 9:16-17 says, “Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.”
The disciples were arguing with Jesus that there wasn’t enough food to feed everyone and they should send everyone home. They could only see what their 5 senses were telling them. When we are walking with God, we are making a commitment to be different. To follow his lead even when it doesn’t make sense in our own minds. God sees the big picture, even when we can’t.
Are any of these mindsets holding you back? God gives us guidance on how to navigate these and lead the prosperous lives we deserve.