In evaluating 2012 I have come to a stark realisation….there is so much more that could have come to pass if there was no misalignment. On one hand so much happened but now I realise more could have been achieved. Let me explain.
Say I am praying for greater opportunities for work and life. I will take a stand and tell those around me that I am trusting God for great things. I have said it out loud and someone has heard me. However, the greater question is…What am I saying to myself in my inner most parts or in the privacy of my closet? Am I actively thanking God for the upcoming work even when there has been no work for a couple of months or am I talking with people about how hard it is to get work the right way and all? Am I in conversations and agreeing that business is hard to get? Am I silently wondering how I will get work and reminding myself that I don’t have a God father? The reality is that some of the most doubtful thoughts are hidden so deep in my subconscious mind I am not even aware of them.
It is all good that I am saying positive and constructive things on the outside. However, the truth is that if my thoughts (the inner most part of me and the manifestation of my heart) are not truly aligned with what I am saying there will be no fruit at the end of the year. In other words, unless I totally, truly and unshakably believe that this is a great year and great things will happen, nothing will happen in the physical world no matter how hard I work.
Six years ago I sat in class at the Kingdom Business Network and our teacher Mr. Wahome always said, ”Your picture is your future.” At the time, the things I was believing for came to pass but once out of class and in the ‘real world’ things didn’t work as well. However, God wasn’t through with me and in His mercy and gentle teaching style, repeated the same words to me regularly in different forms like:
- For as a man thinketh he is – Ps 23:7 – King David
- Your feet cannot take you where your mind hasn’t already been – Dr Cindy Trimm
- All that a man achieves of fails to achieve is a direct result of his thoughts – James Allen
- It shall be done for you as you have believed – Christ to the Roman Soldier – Matt 8:13 AMP
- All this are possible to him who believes – Jesus Christ – Mark 9:23 NASB
As time has unfolded I realised that there are so many other aspects I had to unravel for myself before this could become a daily truth and manifestation. I have always known my thoughts affect my life but did I really know how much? Dr. Trimm posed the following question “Could it be that you are where you are because of who you are?” I was stunned by the question’s simplicity. I realised that I am where I am because of who I think and believe I am. No one can make things happen for me. Not even God. I must latch onto His word and believe and live like I believe it and then He does the rest.
There can be prophesies made over my life, I can decree and declare things, I can call things to life, I can be accountable to the whole world…it is all in vain if I do not unshakably believe what God has said about me. Confession, accountability, positivity, law of attraction…whatever is out there…is of no real use to my life if I don’t believe.
I am not talking about head knowledge. I am talking about a deep-seated conviction and certainty in the depths of my soul. The kind that will make me plant potatoes like Angus Buchan on the back of a drought and after 3 months go back and look for a harvest even when nothing sprouted above the ground. For Angus, the deep-seated belief in his soul that God had spoken was enough to tide him through immense difficulty and come out victorious.
My challenge this year is for all of us to take charge of our thoughts and bring them into alignment with God and His word over our lives…join me for this journey of exploration into how our thoughts are the core of our live and how we can find ways to tap into this great God-given reservoir of life.