A new year a new you!
Inspired by T.D. Jakes
Just because the calendar turned a new year doesn’t mean you’re a new you. If you are doing the same thing you have always done, you will stay the same old you. There are four areas in your life that must be in harmony with each other for you to change your life. You could say these four areas need to be in alignment with each other or they must be congruent with each other.
These four areas are your thoughts, your words, your belief system and your actions. All four must be in agreement for you to have what you want. The first question you must ask yourself is do you want to change? If you don’t know the answer to that question let me ask you another question. Do you want to be where you are right now in five years from now? If the answer is yes, stay the same. If the answer is no then you want to change.
What you are thinking, saying, believing and your actions will create your world in the next five years. Its starts today however. What you do today and everyday will start to form new habits or inforce old habits.
You have heard it said “if you always do what you’ve always done you will always have what you’ve always had.” The first major change must happen in your mind. It is limited beliefs that keep most people from reaching their goals and fulfilling their dreams. “Change your thinking and you will change your world.” Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
People don’t think they can do something and then they don’t believe they can do it. Then they say they can’t do it and then their actions agree with their thoughts, words and beliefs. And finally they don’t do anything to fulfil their dreams.
They say things like; seeing is believing, if it is meant to be it will be, all things happen for a reason, let’s wait and see what happens, if it is God’s will. They are always hoping, wishing, wanting, envying others that have what they want and they are always making excuses for the reasons they do not have what they want.
I don’t say “seeing is believing”, I say ‘believe it and you will see it.” I say “if it is meant to be it is up to me!” When you intend to change your life get rid of words that are badges of doubt. Don’t say “I want”, say “I am” or “I have!” Don’t say “I hope”, “I’m trying, I wish, you don’t know what I’m going through, its different for me, my problems are unique, I never have.”
Say ‘I am strong, I am rich, I have more than enough, I am healed, I have wisdom, I will overcome, I will win, I am!!!” Say it before you see it manifested in your outer world. Say it like it is true, because it is true. “We walk by faith not by sight!” “God calls those things that are not as though they are!” He does it because they are.
Just because you can’t see perfume doesn’t mean it doesn’t exists, our sense of smell tells us it does. Just because you can’t see your greatness yet doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Our sense of faith tells us it does. Just because you cannot see an apple tree in an apple seed doesn’t mean it is not in there, our faith tells us it is.
Once we believe there is apple life in the apple seed. Once we believe there is life in the soil and in our water. Once we believe there is a life giving force in our sun, we plant, we water and God gives the increase, we have an apple tree!
Believe in yourself. Believe you have seeds of greatness within you and plant those seeds. Plant them with your thoughts and your faith. Then water them with your words and actions. When you do this those seeds of greatness will grow. You need to be “transformed by the renewing of your mind.”