And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:22-24
Have you ever wondered why everything some folk’s touch seems to turn to gold, even in the midst of a recession? Could there be some universal secret to living a prosperous and healthy life?
The answer, most assuredly is yes! The bible is a blueprint to prosperous living and once you learn the secrets to abounding in good, it changes your life and the lives of those around you forever.
We fail because of the words we speak and if you follow the blueprint given in this article your life can change for the better in thirty days.
I challenge you to go to the first book in the bible, the book of Genesis in the Old Testament, and prayerfully read the instructions for success.
In Genesis 1:2 we read the following “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Then read in the next verse where God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
God had an idea. He wanted to create the earth. He then formed that idea into words, which he spoke and then it was done.
This is the blueprint for inspired ideas. You must have a goal that lines up with God’s will. You then speak it into being and it happens.
Can it be that simple, you ask? What it involves is changing the dialogue you have with yourself and with others.
Words are everything. Jesus knew that and that is why He said, “If you have enough faith, you can say to this mountain move into the sea and it will have to move.” Jesus was speaking metaphorically about the mountains of debt, illness, poverty, and lack of any kind. You don’t have to accept these things. Faith expressed positively moves all kinds of mountains looming before us.
A negative person sounds something like this, “I am never going to amount to a thing, nothing good ever happens to me, nothing is ever going to change” Change that talk around for the next thirty days and it will change your life forever.
The first thing you need to do is start to take notice of the negative things that are coming out of your mouth each day and make a strong effort to stop them. Once you are aware of negative statements you can change them. One sure fire method of changing negativity is the rubber band method. Take a rubber band and put it around your wrist. Every time you catch yourself saying something negative snap the rubber band. You will start to equate negativity with pain and soon you will avoid the negative statements coming out of your mouth like a plaque.
Take out a piece of paper, get your bible and start to write a list of scriptures that speak to your situation. Things like “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” “No weapon formed against me shall prosper” “The crown of the wise is their riches” and this one “If you being evil know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?”
Pick scriptures that are dear to you and read those scriptures daily until you can say them by memory. When worry and doubt about your success starts to come into your mind stop the thought and replace it with one of those scriptures.
The world looks at situations in the natural and says, “That’s impossible”. We Christians walk in the realms of the supernatural. We are told in the bible, the Christians’ book of instructions, “For with God, ALL things are possible”
So many times we look at a situation and think it is finished and we might as well forget it. God teaches us differently. The Israelites left Egypt in search of the Promised Land. Things were going well until they were rerouted by God to the Red Sea. Maybe that’s where you are. You had one idea of how things were going to happen, but God has given you a detour. It doesn’t mean for you to give up, just be open to your hearts desires being accomplished in a different way.
God is able to part the Red Sea of our difficulties and let us walk through on dry land when we speak faith into the situation.
Tell the Lord “God I don’t care what it looks like in the natural I believe that you are able to accomplish what looks like the impossible to me!” You step out in supernatural faith, you speak to the mountain and it moves!
Words that we speak, good and bad, determine our future. Have you ever noticed that successful people are positive people? There is never a doubt in their minds that they are going to be successful.
In the midst of hard times people can still succeed. The attitude we hold towards things determines their outcome.
Have you ever noticed that Jesus, our example, never spoke in negative terms? Why was that? Because Jesus knew it was the will of the Father to take care of His children. God delights in giving us the desires of our hearts, as long as they are in line with His Word. No good thing will the Father withhold from us.
When we take a step forward in faith, God meets us there and directs our paths. We will see doors of difficulty in our lives miraculously open and we can then walk through them victoriously.
Abraham and Sarah had faith and God rewarded them in their old age with a son. David had faith and took a little slingshot and killed a giant! The bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. God has not lost the ability to do miracles; we have lost the ability to believe in them.
We need to rebuild our concept of God. How can we do that? Read the instruction manual, the bible! Get to know the nature of God. Become intimately acquainted with Him. You become intimate with someone by spending quality time alone with him or her. It works the same way with God. When you spend time in the Word, in prayer and worshipping Him, you learn His nature. You learn to trust Him, to trust His word and rely on His good nature.
God is in the people business and people matter to Him. Once you get that deep down in your spirit you CAN speak to mountains of difficulty and watch them disappear before you.
Perhaps you are thinking, “You don’t know the mess my life is in, nothing could make this better.” The bigger the mess the more HE can bless. God delights in impossible situations. Some of the best testimonies to His greatness are not from our mouths but from our lives. When folks see what God can do in our lives, it blesses them also and gives them faith for their own messes.
Spend some time developing the picture of God in your mind as the miracle working God he is. Read the miracles in the bible! Read how the saints of old had faith, spoke in faith and God came through for them with miracle after miracle.
Don’t allow negative words to come out of your mouth. Surround yourself with people with positive attitudes. Leave the rut of negativity behind you. People are attracted to folks who walk and talk in faith.
If you are seeing yourself as a failure then rebuild the picture in your mind. You are only limited by your thoughts of your situation. Read the bible and learn who you are and whose you are. See yourself as the child of a KING, because that’s who you are! You are the child of the King of the Universe. The Kings kids enjoy the treatment of the royalty they are. Remember that the next time you walk into a room feeling less then confident. Hold your head up high and walk in like the royalty you are.
The only thing limiting your possibilities is your bad attitude. Change your attitude and in thirty days you can change your world for the better!
In His Unconditional Love,