How much truth and power is in this statement? Is it foundationally and fundamentally true? Do we have the power to think what we are, to think what we want, enough to make it our reality?
Who said this? “We are what we think.” Tons of people have said it--writers, presidents, therapists, politicians, Buddha. The same caution is in the Bible. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). How much truth and power is in this statement? Is it foundationally and fundamentally true? Do we have the power to think what we are, to think what we want, enough to make it our reality? Although, at times, I fail to heed the caution, I know, without a doubt it is true. God tells us in the Bible that “He is in us.” He shares in Colossians 1:27, “Christ in you, the hope of glory,” and in Luke 17:20-21, “The kingdom of God is within you.”
We are not the creators. We are the created. However, we are highly favored and valued by the Creator. Look at the dominion, freedoms, and capacity we have. We have figured out how to communicate face to face with someone clear across the globe. We have figured out how to send spacecraft into the universe. We have the power to overcome any obstacle. It’s true. Just watch the news on any given day or time, and you’ll find examples of human beings doing incredible things--just because they believed they could. Something greater than us is watching over us. Something greater than us is cheering for us--to thrive. We’ve overcome great floods; the most terrifying and treacherous tornados; destructive hurricanes; mass murder, and vicious plagues. The capacity of ours mind to heal, grow, learn, overcome, declare, set forth, and inspire is a gift to human beings from a power even greater than us. That power wants us to be well. So we’ve been empowered to be so. The power of our minds to forget traumatic experiences is just one example of how incredible we were created to be. The power of our minds to physically feel experiences just by thinking about the experiences is a testament to the power of our minds.
So big deal, we have a powerful mind. Why should you care? What does that mean? It means that all you need to do is think about what you want. If you can think it, you can have it. When my son was going through his drug abuse, there wasn’t a question in my mind I’d help to save him. Was I scared? Yes. Was I unsure at times? Yes. But, there was just no doubt in my mind I would be physically, mentally and financially able to do whatever it took to ensure his recovery, and God was with me every step of the way. And, I got everything I thought about. Every single thing. I did it. All. I wish I could have that same kind of tenacity in every area of my life. The truth is, I don’t. The areas where I don’t believe in my God given, inside, power, I struggle.
I don’t worry at all about getting sick, and I never get sick. I don’t ever worry about being raped or abducted, or mugged, because I just think I’m too tough. I’ve never been abducted, mugged or raped. I don’t ever worry about being in a serious auto accident where I am hurt. I was in a terrible accident that resulted in a death, and although it was traumatic and I pray for that person who died, and his family, alot, I didn’t get hurt. Nothing happened to me. However, I struggle with feelings of inadequacy, and I struggle with the concept of lack. I come up against those struggles all the time. I know it isn’t easy. I know it takes practice, but when you can believe that Christ is in You; the Kingdom is in you, and you have a destiny to make your own destiny, you will be all that you wish to be. You can manifest all you can think about. You will touch, feel and hold, everything that your mind can muster. You are limitless. So how do you harness the power of your mind. Think about what you wantPsychology Articles, and believe you are destined to have it.
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