God wants us to be whole. He made us in His image. He has three components (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). We also have three components: Body, Spirit, and Soul.
The sad thing though, is that most Christians focus solely on developing themselves spiritually. They neglect to develop themselves in other areas and so miss out on becoming all that God wants them to become.
Well, here are some bad mindsets, habits, or even excuses that some believers have developed who neglect their personal growth.
When I took the decision I was going to build a successful life and business a few years back; I had great enthusiasm. I was on fire! I was highly motivated. I took risks. Failure was not an option. I knew I was going to change the world. It was only a matter of time…
This was all good – for a while. Eventually, as my somewhat naive enthusiasm waned, I began realizing that this climb would be tougher than I first imagined. Indeed, moving up from Survival to Significance is arduous. It is not done overnight, and it will require everything that is in you.
I’ve noticed a mindset problem with a lot of small business or home-business entrepreneurs that I’d like to address. It has to do with how their perspective on the importance of leadership in relation to their business. Like the above quote states, EVERYTHING rises and falls on leadership.
Obviously, when we decide to be committed to our dream/vision, we often face ridicule. Often, the people we care most about; our friends and family, will say hurtful things that may discourage us. But you know what? Most often, the ridiculing and mocking comes from our own inner thoughts. The “Are you crazy?”, “This will never work”, and “It’s impossible”, most often come from ourselves through inner dialogue. That said, mockery, disbelief, and ridicule will inevitably come from others… unless your dream is too small.
“A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.” – Proverbs 18:16
When I was younger, I understood this verse to mean that if you bring a physical gift, it will open doors for you – you will obtain favor from whoever you gave it to. I thought it was sort of when you bring a bottle of wine and give it to the friend who invited you for supper. I was wrong.