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Day 4 of 4 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Abundance Economy


The simple truth is that where we create abundance, we decrease competition and increase cooperation. When we view resources as abundant as opposed to scarce, we create an environment where we can work together to do the most good.


Believers in Christ were created to work together to follow through on the work God has given them. Faith Driven Investors always look at others as opportunities to help and serve—they view their lifelong endeavor as a communal one. We know that God does His work through the entire body of Christ, of which we are only a small part.


For this reason, proprietary work is not a priority that comes at the expense of others. We can seek collaboration instead of competition, with an abundance mentality as opposed to one of scarcity. We operate with the mindset that other believers can only help, and we attempt to do our work to the best of our ability and in fellowship with one another. But how?


While traditional micro and macroeconomic theory teaches us that we operate in an economy of scarcity based on limited resources, we worship a God that took five loaves and two fish and fed five thousand people. God’s economy is one of abundance. 


Therefore, one person’s economic gain or financial return doesn’t have to come at the expense of another.


An abundance mentality allows us to be open-handed as we look to share investors and deal flow. Further, while many that subscribe to an economy of scarcity might believe that the addition of a bottom line to financial return will come at the expense of the other, faith-driven investors believe that great financial returns are possible, not at the expense of Biblical values, but because of them.






Further Thought



  • What does it take to shift from a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance?

  • How would the economy change if everyone viewed each resource as something that was meant to be shared not hoarded?




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