Too often, I save money out of a scarcity mentality. This is revealed when I choose to not value giving like I should. Honestly, I believe wholeheartedly that the secret to really living is giving! But when I get paid, look at my bank account, pay bills and allot money to groceries, gas, date nights, and rent, then I find it difficult to give! I want giving to be a regular part of my life rhythm. But there’s one thing preventing me: a scarcity mentality.
God tells His people that they are to engage in a weekly mini-protest that advocates for the value of everyone among them, even those seen as lesser status. When we enter into sabbath, we are resisting the pull and pressure to let our worth and value be defined by our work, performance or contribution to the economy
When it comes to social media and seeking approval and acceptance, it’s also true that our motives are tied with insecurity. It can take time to teach ourselves that we are secure in Jesus, and that we should not depend on the approval of others because we’ve already been accepted by our Father in heaven. But this learning can begin by the spiritual discipline of practicing secrecy.