For far too long I stayed trapped in my own defeated thinking. Recently, with a clear mind and renewed faith, I realized the answers to my prayers were in the believing on a heart level. I had always believed with my mind, it just never translated into agreement in my heart.
When all the deep crap was exposed and eliminated, I was free to REALLY believe whole heartedly. Believe I was worthy of a good life and success. First I needed to figure out what I wanted.
I desire freedom, always, in all situations. The apostle Paul said in the book of Philippians, chapter 4 and verse 12: “I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.”
It’s to be free from addiction, resentments and hopelessness. Bikram Choudhury said: “It’s never too late, it’s never too bad, and you’re never too old or sick to start again from scratch.” When I read this, it changed my mind. I keep the saying taped to my medicine chest so I’ll never forget to start new each day. God’s mercies are new every morning, so I have a do over every day.
SO, I’ve decided to believe what God says and repent, which means to change my mind, to be in agreement with that. In so doing I have freed myself from the prison of negative thinking and opened my heart to believe for all God puts in my heart. It’s not about material success; it’s about peace and joy in the everyday monotony, in the valley and the mountain top.
It’s a new year and a new day and I intend to stay the course and see where it leads…somewhere beautiful I’m sure.