If it’s 63 degrees and too cold, what do you do? Do you go downstairs, switch off the furnace breaker and open the windows? No! You change the thermostat. Reset your thermostat and relearn and reprogram the correct thinking. Words create an environment for increase or decrease.
Thoughts attract, words create, and faith actions begin the manifestation.
What Do You Want?
When you know what you want, you start attracting it! To get what you want, keep a list of goals in front of you to sharpen your focus.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Your Outer World: Shaped by Your Inner World
What you have on the outside comes from what you think about, dream about, and how you concern yourself.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Setting the Direction of Your Future
Fruit is the result of a root. Planning for the future is vital to producing the things you desire.
You will never rise above your inside image
Something I’m known for saying at all my seminars is this: “Your inner kingdom determines your outer kingdom.”
In New York, a group of Christians went to a run-down apartment building and, as a gesture of goodwill, fixed it all up. It was beautiful. The people should have been proud of their newly renovated home. Instead, in less than two years, it was all run down again. You can get a new set of clothes, but if you don’t change your inside image, you’ll be back in rags before long.
Until we change our image on the inside, we will stay the same as we are. That’s why Paul told us to renew our minds (Romans 12:1–2). Don’t be like the ten spies with a self-image problem. Be like Joshua and Caleb, who knew that with God, they were more than winners.
Do you see yourself as a victim or as a conqueror? If you see yourself as a victim of your age, your background, your family history, your past failures, your environment, or your culture, change it now! See my posts Be a Conqueror and 10 Traits of a Conqueror.
Use God’s Word to discover everything He has said about you. Find out who you are in Christ and take a few minutes every day, with your eye of faith, to see yourself as the conqueror God has created you to be.
Tap into God’s reality to overcome your present circumstances. You can live and walk in victory! For further study, check out the audio series Creating Your New Reality.
This is great content Pastor.
I have always struggled with the notion of asking, “What do I want?”
I’ve felt it is selfishness and have shied away from asking these questions. I see this so much in the self help community and I don’t want to wander from His ways.
Do you have any thoughts on this?
I know that as I seek first the kingdom, and renew my mind on His promises and will for my life that all this will be added. Even as I delight myself in the Lord that my desires coincide with His. Would that mean that asking what I want is simply aligning with the will of God?
Any insight or direction to teaching regarding this would be much helpful.
Scott – when we delight in the Lord and His presence our desires will harmonize with His. So … we can make our requests according to His will. He desires so much more for us, but we’ve been afraid to ask, thinking it might be our own personal desires. I know exactly how you feel because I struggled with that many years myself. Thanks for writing
Inner kingdom determines your outer kingdom, is spot on
Such a great reminder to set a guard over my thoughts and reinforce them with who God says I am and what He says I can do. Thanks Pastor Dave!