The Cambridge dictionary defines the word BELIEVE as – to THINK that something is true, correct or real, to feel sure (emotion, blind faith) of the truth of, to imagine (Visualize). “Therefore whatever you ask for in prayers, believe that you have received it, and it shall be yours. Mark 11vs24
EXPECTATION is defined / described as: a STRONG BELIEF that something will happen or be the case in the future.
Girls , according to Stephen Covey, we get what we expect both from ourselves and from others. We we expect more, we tend to get more, when we expect less, we tend to get less.
Girls, we have the assurance in Jer 29vs11 that Gods THOUGHTS towards each and everyone of us are thoughts of GOOD (good health, family, children, abundance, good success-wealth, career, business) and not of evil to bring us to an EXPECTED end. Key word is Expected = our expectation.
“The power of expectation (Strong belief) subconsciously controls our life to create self fulfilling prophesies. The expectation of those around us modify our behavior for better, or for worse. Our own expectations can fill us with energy or drive us into despair and despondency”
Positive expectations provide the drive which energize us into achieving higher goals.\
Girls, we all need to change our thinking, change our beliefs, change our habits, change those we associate with , change our expectation to change our life.
It’s a new morning, new day, new week, new opportunity for us to individually recalibrate our mind and body,revisit of habits and take positive action in our pursuit of sustainable success in our family, career, business, our health, wealth and happiness ………..
“If you would like to build your self-esteem, remember to love yourself daily”- Louis Hay
According to Mark 12vs31, we are expected to individually Love our neighbor as ourself.
Girls , when last did you tell yourself , when last did you look into the mirror and tell yourself, (oge/ your name) – I love you, I love you exactly the way you are right now. Hmmmmm……….
The key to starting the process is for us to individually “recognize / realize that self-esteem, self-love , self-worth: whatever you feel drawn to calling it; is a SEED that grows if we WATER” it daily – right thoughts, right affirmations ………
Girls , “we are not defined by the mistakes we make” or have made (forgive and release the past), we have to allow ourself to let go of our negative self-talk, limiting belief and LOVE Ourself
“As a man thinketh in his heart (deep down in his mind), so is he – Prov23vs7
What we think about, how we individually view ourselves, is more important than what we do.
“Positive self-esteem is one of the most important and basic qualities of a Winning human being. It’s that deep down, inside the self, feeling of your own worth” – Dennis Waitley. It gives us the “strength and flexibility to take charge of our lives and grow from our mistakes and learning experiences”
Girls , “creating a healthy sense of self-esteem starts with discipling our thoughts and our tongue; requires us to cultivate new empowering habits, practice daily positive self-talk (affirmations) and practice gratitude.
Self-esteem affects “nearly every aspect of our life”: affects our trust of others, our relationships, our health, our career…..
As we go into a new morning, new day, new Friday, make the Choice and Decision to practise gratitude , adopt new habits, filter your inner circle of friends and above all have absolute trust in God (Prov 3vs5-6).
God bless and keep you all. Amen
In everything (every circumstance, every situation, every experience….), give Thanks – Ist Thes 5vs18
“Grateful thinking promotes the savoring of positive life experiences”. Exceptionally positive minded people all share one thing in common – “an attitude of gratitude”
Girls, expressing gratitude daily and on a continuous basis bolsters self-esteem and self-worth. We have to individually commit to or make a DECISION to cultivate and attitude of gratitude one day at a time starting today.
Count your blessings, write it down in your gratitude journal. I am grateful for ……. my health, my life, my children, my home, my career, my spouse…..There’s always something to be grateful for!
A Vision can be defined as “imaginative conception or anticipation of a desired future state”- health, wealth, family, career, business etc
We are instructed in Habakkuk 2vs2 to WRITE (put to paper, pour out our innermost desires on paper) down our VISION, make it plain on a tablet (Vision board), that we may RUN (focussed forward movement) with it. Two key words are Write and Run.
In my own experience, I know for a certainty that i write better and clearer when my mind is at peace and devoid of any form of worry or anxiety. Our God given Vision requires a renewed mind devoid of past regrets , anger, bitterness, anxiety and unforgiveness.
The word RUN on the other hand can be defined as – “move at a speed faster than a walk. A body saddled with a heavy back pack can not move at speed, an overloaded car can not move at a fast speed.
“Unforgiveness is like extra luggage we choose to maintain and drag around; the more we carry those battered bags, the heavier they get, tiring us out and slowing us down”
Girls, this implies that in addition to daily renewal of our subconscious mind, we need to individually throw of the baggage of unforgiveness to run towards our God given vision.
I have come to discover (enormous supporting research online) that unabated and prolonged anger, bitterness, unforgiveness is harmful to health – can result in CANCER
“Unforgiveness leads to Emotional Toxicity, chronic anxiety which produce excess adrenaline and cortisol, which depletes the production of natural killer cells – the body’s foot soldier in the fight against cancer.
No wonder we are told in Philp 4 vs6-8 to be anxious for nothing, but in everything through Prayer and Thanksgiving (act of gratitude)…………. In addition its the will of God for me, you, all of us to give thanks in all things.
Girls , as we go into a new morning, new day, make a commitment to yourself and take positive action to: forgive yourself, forgive others and release this past, seek Gods face and ask for help from above, practice gratitude, change your thinking, change your habits , change your life.
Our individual daily practice of gratitude (first thing in the morning & last thing at night) “provides the soil in which we can plant our deepest desires”, helps us to focus on and hold on to what is good = positive expectations
“Gratitude is the antidote to negative emotions, its like white blood cells for our mind and soul, protecting us from cynicism, entitlement, anger and resignation”
Girls, gratitude makes sense of our past – enables us to forgive and release our past , a key requirement for straining forward towards our goals / our vision.
A daily practice of gratitude results in a clear & renewed mind, enhances our networking ability, our positive decision making capabilities, increases our productivity and by default the achievement of our goals
A daily practice of gratitude will help us gain a new perspective on what is important to us, focus on what really matters and become more self-aware.
Have an unwavering blind faith, purpose, passion and vision driven day. Only good awaits you at every turn today because Gods thoughts towards you are thoughts of Good……..
“Only those that can see the invisible can do the impossible ” Frank L Gaines
“Write down the Vision (future outlook / desired state – my health, my wealth, my family, my career, my…….), make it plain on a tablet (vision board), that ye may RUN (forward movement outside my current COMFORT zone).
“Comfort zone- is a psychological / emotional/ behavioral construct that defines the routine of our daily life” – Abigail Brenner.
Girls , we know that transition to a new life of abundance of health, wealth, love and happiness requires that we change our habits, change our thinking, change our daily routine and by default requires that we step away from our current Comfort zone
“A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”- John Augustus Shedd
According to Henry Ford: One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do
Girls, We have a God planted seed of greatness in us, “a set of talents and unique qualities: that we must discover, develop and exploit.
With the assurance in Prov 18vs16 that our gift maketh a way for us and brings us before great men; we have to find that burning desire to do (positive action) whatever it is (pray, meditate, blind faith, positive visualization, positive association, detox our mind and body) that moves us in the direction of our goal(s)
If we want to achieve our goal(s) – health, wealth, love, happiness etc; we have to DECIDE to and take positive action to “break free from our comfort zone, continually challenge ourself, and continually improve ourself”
“Identify your fears , and then face them step by step. Feed your faith and your fear will starve to death. Do what you fear today and see the death of fear”
Be rest assured, God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind- 2nd Timothy 1vs 7.
Have a blind faith, passion, purpose and vision driven day
“If you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. Success is something you attract by the person you become”-Jim Rohn. Woke up this morning with Jim’s quote on my mind, got me thinking….
The word act is contained in the word attract. For me, you, us to individually attract sustainable success in family, career, business , health, wealth, we have to be transformed , we have to become a better & different person physically, mentally, emotionally and above all spiritually.
Girl, “if we can go there (desired future state) in our mind , we can go there in body. For things to change, we have to change, for things to get better, we have to get better at Decision making”
To achieve sustainable success, we have to on a daily basis engineer our thinking, our habits, our decisions and our actions – ensure alignment with our vision, our goal(s) and our dreams.
Have an unwavering faith, passion, purpose and vision driven day. Only good awaits you at every turn today. Have only positive expectations.
“The greatest power that has been given into the hands of man is the power to make decisions for himself” . We have the power of choice, power to: choose good or evil, change our ways or remain the same, choose our thoughts………
“The outcome of the choices and decisions we make daily will either make us or break us”
Girl , to achieve sustainable success in health, family, career, wealth, love, happiness, business: we have to be deliberate in our goal setting, in the choice of what we feed into our body and mind; we have to change our beliefs and our habits.
“Written down goals provide a framework for decision making by helping a person become organized, take control and give direction to his or her life”
” Decisions are not made in a vacuum, they are created by the influences that are around us: our culture, our training, our beliefs, our family and our friends”
According to Martin Luther King Jr – The time is always right to do what is right”. Our future is shaped by the decisions we are making right now.
Positive decisions + total commitment + Action+ empowering beliefs + good habits +unwavering faith = sustainable success
Have an unwavering faith, passion, purpose and vision driven day.