Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reality is a Reflection of Thoughts and Beliefs

The Word of God has a lot to say about thoughts and beliefs. We read, “As you have believed, so be it done unto you.” Matthew 8:13. The Word also says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7.

What can we learn from these passages? The clear message is that our reality is a reflection of our thoughts and beliefs. Things are “done unto you” or happen to you in direct proportion to what you believe and the intensity or extent of that belief. You become what you think in your heart. You do not become what you want others to believe about you. You become what you actually believe about yourself, in your innermost being. What you believe happens to you.

Reality is a reflection of thoughts and beliefs. Your thoughts and beliefs create your reality. Consider Numbers Chapter 13, where Moses sent one representative of each of the twelve tribes to spy out the land God had promised the Israelites. They were to spy out the land for 40 days then report back. When the spies returned, 10 of them returned saying they could not possibly take that land because it was full of giants. They viewed themselves as grasshoppers, unable to overtake the giants in the land. God called their report an evil report. Their thoughts and beliefs became their reality. They did not believe they could overtake the inhabitants of the land, and they did not.

Not only did their thoughts and beliefs become their reality, but their negative, limiting thoughts and beliefs were contagious. Their evil report extended to and affected any and everyone who chose to believe the word of the 10 spies. Not a single person over age 20 who believed the evil report entered into the Promised Land.

By contrast, only 2 of the twelve spies believed they were able to overtake the inhabitants of the land. And guess what? They did! In each case, the thoughts and beliefs of the individuals created their reality.

You give life to negative situations when you focus on the wrong thing. For far too long, believers have focused on thoughts and beliefs that have utterly sabotaged their progress. Faulty perceptions can get you into trouble. Faulty thoughts and beliefs can even be deadly. Consider all the people who died in the wilderness without ever entering into the Promised Land. This is nothing to take lightly or overlook.

Consequently, it behooves you to focus your attention and commit to changing negative thoughts and limiting beliefs. Focus on exchanging negative thoughts and beliefs for positive, Godly thoughts and empowering beliefs. Keep your mind off what you don’t want and on what you do want. Don’t spend your time thinking about and fixating on what you are trying to avoid. Focus on the promises of God and think about and meditate on those promises becoming your living experience. Begin today: don't waste another moment!

Once you start believing, anything is possible. God will turn the tables on your enemies. God will resurrect lost dreams. God will cause you to triumph with great victory, even when it seems all odds are against you.

Begin today to live the life God desires for you to live. Begin today to embrace and meditate on Godly thoughts and empowering beliefs. Change your thoughts, change your reality.

Janice Davis Steele


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