Good Tuesday morning to you. As I sit today and plan for my trip to the northeast, I get to work a little more on this week’s blogs. I am actually writing this one while sitting on my patio looking at the windy conditions of our lake. I am pondering in my mind this thought: how many people read this but do not have any belief in the message that I work so hard to put out each day? Thinking on this today really is a tough thing – not that there are people who read this and don’t believe it. But the fact that in this life there are many people you pass and I pass on a daily basis who do not have the power that belief gives.
I know that this week’s blogs will have some powerful statements and claims in them. I also know that people will simply brush off some of the things that are written. They will say that it does not work. I refer you back to our series on hope a few weeks back. The bottom line in all of this is: you must have faith in something to make it work. Everything I write is with the belief and faith that it works. When I see a truth, I stand on it. When I must exercise faith to make something work, I do it. No, I’m not perfect, but I’ve learned in my 45 short years that God has certain laws that will happen whether I use them or not. So I choose to use them.
So today we are talking about belief, or faith. Let’s look at this concept and ask some questions. Do you believe your mind is capable of working through your struggles? Do you believe you have the strength to persevere through hard times? As you begin a new endeavor, are you plagued with “what if” questions instead of having the faith that you will succeed? Do you believe in your dream?
I am reminded of the example of faith that is used so much in workshops, and seminars I work with. We all have faith, although you may not think about it. When you sat in the chair you’re sitting in now, you had faith it would hold you up. If you didn’t believe it would hold you, you would not have sat in it. Your confidence in the chair is based on experience but, if you think about it, asked a lot of “what if” questions, your faith in the chair might be shaken. “What if it’s old and about to fall apart?” “What if I’m too heavy for it?” If you allow yourself to ask a lot of those questions, you may begin to lose faith.
The same is true of trusting your mind to be able to get you through your struggles. If you want to be able to use you mind more to solve the problems you are facing, you must believe that what you are going to find will work. I’m reminded of the man, Paul, who worked for a motivational company. Back in the ‘70s he was a stock boy packing the materials that were being shipped to customers. Each and every week he stocked and packed books that you and I would consider treasures in the self-help world today. Yet, because he did not believe in them, he put them in boxes and shipped them each day without ever reading one of them. Can you imagine that? The materials got to those who ordered them, were sent out to the various conventions where the speakers worked, all without his belief.
Of course, there still was belief in them. The owners of this motivational group believed in the product and they believed in Paul to get it sent out. This system made it work. The company never pushed Paul to read them, yet he would watch people get promoted from jobs that seemed dead end to greater places as the company grew.
In your own life you may be watching people move ahead in their lives, going places they believed they wanted to go and you are wondering why you are not moving forward. I ask you this question: do you believe? As I stated yesterday about knowing what you really want, I want to ask you, do you believe what you really want is what you really want? Think about that for a moment. Imagine thinking you want something, and you do not believe that you will get it. How much effort are you going to put into making it happen? You see if you believe, it’s a sure thing you will be willing to put more of an effort into it.
If you believe in your mind that you can solve that problem, you will think about it, you will think of many solutions and believe in each one you try. Once you start this, and see just one thing work out, you will gain a stronger faith and try more. After you see a few things that don’t work, you will begin to recognize the difference between good and bad ideas and now you will have more faith in your decisions.
So, do you have faith that God gave you a great mind to use? When you pray and ask God to fix something and a crazy idea comes into your mind, do you believe God is using your great mind to help you solve that problem? What are you going to change about your beliefs to make your world better?
I hope this little insight helps you to believe in the great mind God has given you. I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time for you to Live the life you always wanted, Love what you are doing and those who are in your world. Let us help you become the RockStar in your world.