Poverty Strongholds – Part Five – Mind Sets (faulty thinking)
- Poor Stewardship – link to past article
- Lack of Knowledge (common sense)
- Mind Sets (faulty thinking)
- Lack of Holiness
- Agreements with the Enemy
- Bad Theology
- Blaming & Excuses
- Refusing to be a Blessing
- Pain Upon Pain
Today we look at Mind Sets, or faulty thinking and how the way we think may be keeping us locked into cycles of poverty.
On the Poverty Strongholds graphic I have faulty thinking noted as:
- layers of denial, optimistic without seeing reality
- superstitious thinking and beliefs
- rushing to conclusions (already addressed in Lack of Knowledge)
- stuck on letter of the law without the spirit of the law
- little innovation, stuck on how it’s always done
- assuming bigger is better
In brief I will add some understanding to each one of these.
Layers of Denial:
Layers of denial are habits of thought that keep us protected from bad news and from grief but also keep us from clarity and reasoning that can move us forward. Like the woman I mentioned in my first post under faulty thinking, she is protecting herself from the raw knowledge that she married a man that does not love her. He is refusing to care and commit to her, is using her for sex (unprotected sex even, as more children are added to compound her poverty), and meanwhile she continues in a habit of thought that continues to hold out hope.