Your Beautiful Mind And The Force Of Faith October 05 2015, 0 Comments
I asked a private Facebook group of +600 that I lead what they would like me to write about. The next series of posts will be in response to what they asked for. My hope is that it will not only empower them to prosper, but to breathe life into you as well.
Faith. It sounds so elusive and ethereal. Either you have it or you don't. You move in it to make mountains move or you allow it's sinister twin, fear, to rip what you want out of your hands before it even gets to you.
The following is an except of Maximum Results and High Performance: Live The Life You Were Meant To that I believe will help you use that force of faith as you engage in these two steps:
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny ~ Tryon Edwards
Changing Your Mind
Look around you. What do you see? How do you see it? It is all pretty much a reflection of your thoughts in created form.
Your thoughts will create purposes. These purposes are like strongholds of your world view. They create truth. It is what you believe and how you see them, even if how you see them isn't at all accurate. Because of your world view, your
actions will prove out what you have been thinking and now believe. Soon, habits form. After a period of time, that initial thought seed has created enough habits to impact your character, which will in turn, as Tryon Edwards put it, fixes your destiny.
So what if you find that what you believe is a bit off or needs adjustment? What is the remedy for that?
Get new seed.
Before you can have anything new something old must die. Putting new wine in an old wineskin will make the wineskin fall apart. This holds true for us. There are patterns of your ways of thinking that must die in order for the Truth to take its place. You can't take something out and not replace it with something better. And the two are not going to mix. It's like oil and vinegar.
How the mind works
Think of your mind as one big party and your brain is the host telling everyone what to do and who to hang out with. Your current world views are all hanging out together and talking. The more information you receive that backs up what you believe, the stronger the bond gets. When you receive new information that is contradictory to what you currently believe, your host (the brain) doesn't know what to do with it.
Your brain is an organization freak, even if you aren't! It has to stick this information somewhere. So, contradictory information is usually not received well. That piece of
information in this party is told to be a wallflower and hang out until the host knows what to do with it. If the world views are really strong, it might take this paradigm shift awhile before those walls come down and it can join the party. Often times though, the newbie is asked to leave and is unaccepted.
Does this mean there is no hope?
God is continually thinking good thoughts toward you to give you an expected end that is good for you (Jeremiah 29:11). He is relentless in His pursuit of loving you. He won't force you, but He'll continually woo you to encourage you to let Him in and receive the information and the empowerment to do it. Eventually, He'll send another Word to you. It might come in the phraseology of a friend or something you might even pick up hearing the news. It might jump out at you from a book or even a sign on the road. God is always on the chase, even if we don't recognize His hand."
What does this excerpt have to do with God? Everything. Every good and perfect gift is from Him and He wants you to live your life to the fullest, till it overflows. He created you for this timeline, for a great purpose and, if you reading this, this message is for you to remind you that He loves you... completely.
What does this excerpt on thoughts have to do with faith? Everything.
What you focus on expands. The thoughts you choose to feed to yourself through meditation (mulling over and over; speaking over and over; thinking about; dreaming about) and the ideas you gather daily on purpose (by what you choose to hear) and by default (what others say that you do not filter) will influence what you believe. Faith is fed through your thought system and if you do not guard your thoughts on purpose then what other people believe will be offered to your beautiful mind to feast upon. Eventually, once rooted, you will begin to hold those thoughts as your own and whatever you believe for yourself will produce either faith (positive energy to move mountains) or fear (negative energy to crush you).
They are two sides of the same coin. The force that manifests in your life is the one you feed the most.
Till next time,