Does it really matter what I believe? How does one believe? What is a belief? How can a belief affect you and those around you? Does what I believe really make a difference to my potential?
I have the privilege of knowing many great people from around the world. What have I noticed in them? No matter where we live in the world, we all hold to certain beliefs regardless of what our background is. Does it really matter what I believe?
Yes, as a belief can build you up as well as tear you down…..we may say with great certainty that we don’t believe in something, but our lives often reflect the contrary.
What beliefs that you hold onto first spring into your mind? I recently read Proverbs 23 verse 7 – “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Wow, what a powerful proverb! It brings a challenge to the core of our belief system.
What we think and believe has a profound effect on whom we ultimately become.
As a Christian, I believe in God. I believe He created the world and mankind. I believe He has made salvation possible through his son Jesus Christ.
I also believe He created us to think and to dream. He has created us that we should grow into our full potential. Growing into all He has for us is very natural to Him.
However, there can often be a ‘David and Goliath’ experience that we encounter in our mind. It’s as if we want to believe but our doubts and fear paralyze us, stop us from holding onto the truth, hinder us from growing into all that we could become.
What are the things you believe in? How do they shape your life?
What are the things or the thoughts that hinder or stop you from taking hold of your dreams and realizing your potential? Have you ever said or thought the following?
- What difference can I make?
- I can’t change!
- Other people are more capable than I am.
- I don’t have much to offer….
These and others are what I call ‘Self Limiting Beliefs.’ If you have ever had any of these thoughts – you are in good company!
The majority of the human race feels like this at certain times. The great news is – we don’t need to remain in that place!
We can ‘choose’ to believe in things far greater for our lives. We need to firmly believe in our dreams and potential in order to take hold of them.
It sounds so simple. What’s that I heard you say….NO IT IS NOT….? If we approach this correctly we CAN overcome our limiting beliefs.
BUT for this to happen, we must first recognize what our ‘Self Limiting Beliefs’ are, and they may be different for each of us. Once we see them for what they are, we need to strike a deathblow to them at the core.
This could be your opportunity to play out a ‘David and Goliath’ experience in your mind and life. Are you ready for this?
Do you want to gain clarity in how to overcome your ‘Self Limiting Beliefs’?
Are you really ready for this? It will take honesty and guts!
If so, I am going to ask you to take the first step towards this….it is a bold step…..write down one or two of your ‘Self Limiting Beliefs.’
Be honest with yourself. In some of my future blogs, I will look at how we can change the way we think, to the way we should think.
As the Proverb I mentioned earlier reads – “For as he thinks in his heart, SO IS HE.”
Does it really matter what I believe? Yes, it does. It can have a profound effect on us moving into our potential.
- When we decide to take action, we gain clarity in what and how we should believe, with truth and clarity comes growth.
- Do you want to gain clarity in this area? If so, keep an eye out for my future blogs. I will share with you a strategy for this. You may also know a friend who would benefit from this – feel free to pass this blog onto them.
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