Living in the Overflow

In March, as soon as the weather begins to warm up, farmers begin to prepare for the planting season. During this time, they have many tasks to perform, including scheduling maintenance on equipment, covering their crops and taking preventable methods to keep pest out. Farmers face significant challenges during springtime. With unpredictable weather in many parts of the country, the threat of a cold front and snow can come at any moment. These poor weather conditions can have grave effects on the soil and the planted seedlings.

Farmers are encouraged during this season to test their soil. If the soils PH is off or it is not nutrient dense, they cannot expect to yield an abundant harvest. In other words, you have to be prepared for the overflow. God takes pleasure in us prospering and living in the highest level of provision, but we must remember that overflow is a mentality. Breaking the curse of lack in our families, and combating a poor, broke, and a barely enough mindset can be our biggest challenge during planting season. To reap a bountiful harvest, we must believe that we are coming into a season of abundance. You must think that there is a bigger vision for who you are and where you are going.

Our God is a running over God, and we honor the Creator by having an abundant life. Deuteronomy 28:12 says, "The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow." Our blessings are not just for us; our overflow should spill out on others' lives as well.

The moment we put our faith in action, God meets us on the road of overflow. Buy the software, purchase the class or go to the conference; it's by our acts of faith that we raise our hands to God and say, "I'm ready for the overflow."

God's favor is fair, and it is producing great victories amid great impossibilities. Spring is the season of transformation. It symbolizes new life in nature as well as new beginnings in our own lives. Bishop T.D. Jakes writes, "Winter is just the prelude God plays to introduce the concerto of summer." Meaning, the struggle is just a season, not a lifetime. Welcome to the season of overflow.

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