People have different models for how they conduct their economic lives.
Some are always running on a deficit, accepting lack as normal, figuring they will always come up short and need to borrow to survive. Some expect to just get by, having barely enough to meet needs with little or none left over. And then some operate in the surplus. They expect the fruit of their efforts to multiply and grow leaving extra to use elsewhere when they’re finished.
When I look to God for a model on what to expect from my own work, I like to think of God as always operating in the surplus. There is always a gain to show in everything God does.
When God acts in my life, I am always blessed in some positive beneficial way. There is something more that appears in my experience from God blessing me—a new inspiration, a fresh view, a barrier broken, a fear conquered, a lack overcome, or a disease destroyed. And these gains result in an improved daily experience. Life looks and feels better. And these spiritual breakthroughs lead to economic dominion too.
Are you operating on a surplus? Do you expect something better to happen from your efforts?
Deficit thinking is fear, remorse, acceptance of lack, trying to gain materially, material mindedness, measuring good in material terms, selfishness, feeling sorry for self, jealousy and envy.
Surplus thinking is boundless gratitude, generous joy, charity, wisdom, spiritual mindedness, doing what has worth and value, productive employment of thought, and profitable use of thought and energy.
There should be a gain to show for our work. Otherwise, what is the point? If there is no gain, why are we doing it in the first place?
Surplus, for me, is not more money. It’s more inspired thinking that enables me to conquer the lies of financial lack, health lack, love lack or any other type of lack that mortal mind suggests is normal.
Lack is not normal. Abundance is normal. Operating in the surplus is a spiritual consciousness brimming over with inspiration that meets one’s own needs beautifully with gain to share with others.
Operate in the surplus today, and leave all deficit type thinking behind.