Just imagine for a moment that our whole tribe is together somewhere in a large open field. We’re all holding hands, in the largest circle you’ve ever seen. In unity, we bow our heads before God and quietly ask Him for whatever it is we’re believing in for the next year or even the next decade of our lives. Immediately following our requests we take a moment to verbally stand in agreement with every prayer that was just sent up to heaven from the circle.
Wow! What an incredible moment sisters!
Matthew 18:19-20 says, 19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
We may not all be standing in a circle in the same geographical location praying in unison but all of us are completely capable of standing in agreement with one another on whatever it is we’re believing in right from where we are.
Sounds so whimsical and easy right? Wrong! Believe it or not, most of us have a hard time believing in our dreams.
Well, let’s talk about it for a whole minute. Not like a literal minute. I mean don’t go set a timer or anything. Just open your heart and your mind and go down this rabbit hole with me.
Ready… Set… Hop!
To believe is to accept something as true.
What we believe is critical because our beliefs are the foundation in which we operate from. Think of them like a huge network that’s acts as our individual operating system. What this means is if we don’t believe something is possible our operating system will send a signal to the brain to behave in ways that reflect that specific belief.
A lack of belief is detrimental to whatever goals we may have. Whether they’re goals for our health, our happiness, our family, our finances, our relationships, or our spiritual walk they’ll be sentenced to death before they’re ever truly born because we won’t take any action. This is why habits are so challenging to break because in order to change them, we have to change our beliefs.
So the next question is… by what process do we adopt something as a belief?
Well, our beliefs go through a rational assessment or “justification process.” Something is put before us to decide on as true or not and our brain then searches our network of beliefs to see if it supports the new information as truth. Our new beliefs are then reinforced by their position within a network of other beliefs.
Allow me to give you an example.
Most of us, if not all of us reading this believe Jesus is the son of God. We’ve accepted this as truth. Since we’ve accepted this as truth we also accept other things to be true.
(Keep hopping or reading or whatever cause this next point will drive the message home for you.)
If we believe in Jesus then we believe in God and if we believe in God then we believe in the Bible.
Now that we understand the process, let’s relieve some anxiety you may have surrounding your 2020 goals.
The WORD of God says in Romans 12:2 that we are transformed by the renewing of our mind. This is proof that beliefs don’t have to be permanent. They can be changed.
Here’s another calming thought.
Nobody said you had to rely on yourself to achieve whatever #DreamYourBelievingIn
You see; it’s one thing to believe in our own abilities but it’s something completely different to believe in God’s. I mean, this is the one true God who created EVERYTHING from NOTHING. He said we have not because we ask not.
As you can see, our belief in the WORD determines so many of our other beliefs.
Alright alright, I digress for now. I really could go on for at least another 500 words but then this would be a short story and not a blog, so I’ll leave you with this.
We are what we believe. So the question is, who are you?
That’s all for now THRIVERS. Keep living your blessed life!
Love and Light,
Founder of Your Thrive Tribe, Audrey May Prosper