What do you believe about yourself, your life and others? Are your hopes up? God created our minds to be filled with hope and peace for our lives and futures. These hopes all come from what your belief systems.
Belief drives your everyday actions
The belief systems in our minds determine the kind of day that we have. Even in tragedy, or difficult times, what we believe about our lives determines our level of satisfaction and hope. I have a mental practice of taking my present realities and comparing them to the word of God. To do this, I first determine what I am believing about the circumstance. I identify my thoughts with the simple question: what do I believe about this situation?
Belief’s power in your life
Recently, my family was waiting to hear news on a potential health diagnosis for someone we loved. We were susceptible to the voice of fear. As we anticipated the results, I continued to speak life over my family member and the truth of the word of God. I remembered that they were wonderfully made my God and that they were filled with life from the Holy Spirit. Remembering these promises trained my mind to create a belief system around who God is, not what the diagnosis could be. This system did not let fear take it over, but instead helped my family live with confidence in God’s goodness and His promises to us.
What we believe about our lives matters. Consider your daily life today. Maybe your finances, your health, or your family’s well-being. Can you identify some of the beliefs you have in these areas? I urge you to search the word of God for the truth of His promises to you and create a belief system around the unwavering faithfulness of Jesus. Place these reminders around your home as a way to train your mind to know and fall back on the word of God in hardship.