The 4 E’s of an Abundant Life

Horn of Plenty

I am currently reading Abundance Now by Lisa Nichols, and I’d like to share the following thoughts with you.

Now, I believe that Lisa’s definition of abundance is one that anyone could subscribe to (no matter who you are, where you live, or what your financial status is), without feeling the need to adopt an unrealistic lifestyle, or set yourself in competition with your friends, work colleagues or neighbours, because YOU will determine what YOUR life of abundance looks like—not international celebrities, or the smooth tongues of prosperity preachers, or the rich relative who’s always showing off their latest material asset!

Lisa says:

Living a life that you love and loving the life that you are living is the truest demonstration of Abundance.

Isn’t that great!

Do you agree?

Lisa goes on to describe 4 components of that abundant life. They are:

  • ENRICHMENT (of self)
  • ENCHANTMENT (from your relationships)
  • ENGAGEMENT (with your work)
  • ENDOWMENT (for your financial ability in the future to serve/bless others)

Enrichment

For myself, I believe I’m doing quite well in terms of personal enrichment through:

  • vibrant fellowship with God and the reading of His Word,
  • exposure to other interesting and informative books

and

  • listening to motivational or inspirational videos.

I’d rate myself at 80-85%.

Enchantment

With regard to my relationships, this has always been a weak area particularly in terms of friendships, which I tend to neglect.

Unfortunately, I do enjoy my own company so don’t always feel inclined to develop this aspect. Past experiences mean that trust issues are a significant factor. However, Lisa’s definition of abundance has challenged me, causing me to take thought.

I would hope my family members recognise my concern for, commitment to and support of them, although I’ll admit that “enchantment” is not always how I’d view my relationship with them. As for members of the Body of Christ, the less said, the better!

I’d rate myself at 55-60%.

Engagement

I am not sure how to assess engagement with my work, since I am currently not employed.

“Work” at present, is the writing of my second book and related activities. My progress is up and down.

I’d rate myself at 70%.

Endowment

As for endowment, I need to update my current financial mind-set, work harder and trust God to open the necessary doors of favour and opportunity, so I can put a reasonable plan in place.

This area needs a lot of attention!

I’d rate myself at around 45%.

QUESTION:

Which of the above areas do you need to work on, and which one are you happy about at this point?

NB: There is no wrong or right answer. Your journey as a Purpose-driven achiever should be measured only against your own aspirations and achievements, plus the calling God has placed upon your life.  Even if you don’t share your response below (I hope you will), I believe it would still be a valuable exercise, for you to assess the balance of your current lifestyle.

Wishing you all a safe and mega-blessed week.

Best wishes,

Carol (aka Lady Cee)

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