Your Belief Can Shape Your Life

Your Belief Can Shape Your Life

For as he thinks in his heart so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. – Proverbs 23:7

Belief is a critical component to every single area in our lives. It has the ability to make you see things that don’t exist and manifest the convictions that we will stand on. This is what we call faith. The question for you is: what are you believing in?

In the last few weeks, I have had some belief issues. My speech began to change and I began to perceive myself as a victim due to my perception of someone treating me a certain way. Anxiousness kicked in and I started to complain about how I was being mistreated. I had been putting myself through a destructive thought process. No one addressed me inappropriately, and no one was signifying or throwing shade. This is all took place in my mind.

Before you think that I am crazy, take a trip down memory lane for yourself. There may have been a few times that you have believed in some assumptions that just weren’t true OR vice versa. Once you take a step back, you realize you have wasted your time worrying about something that has nothing to do with you.

As a Believer, I do my best to bring and apply the Bible to my life every day. Proverbs 23:7 was the scripture that challenged my thoughts and helped me understand the magnitude of right believing. King Solomon, the wisest and wealthiest King to ever live, reveals an important principle about belief. Every belief starts in your mind in the process of thinking. After you have thought about that topic for a while, it comes to your heart and you start to believe in the information you received. Now, your belief is in the process of becoming a reality. This is the equation that Solomon left for us: Mind + Heart = Belief.

Many of us are talking ourselves out of our dreams and ideas because it doesn’t make sense in our mind. These hopes never make to our hearts. Therefore, we cannot, have not and will not obtain any manifestation because our heart “wasn’t in it”.

This is the equation that Solomon left for us: Mind + Heart = Belief

The key to getting any dream or belief ignited is to get it from our heads and into our hearts. You can do this by completing a daily affirmation about who you are, and what you intend to be and do before you leave for work. Place post-it notes in your car or on your mirror of those positive thoughts and ideas. You can memorize a quote or scripture to help you through as well.

What you believe is the foundation of every choice you have made and will make. Let me know in the comments below how what you have believed helped or hindered you.

Author: Rion Robinson

I am a Grateful Child of God and Preacher of the Gospel. I love my wife, Desiree, and our wonderful girl, Emery. The rest is supplementary: Miami (OH) Grad/Football Alum. A Music Enthusiast. True Apple Techie . Comic book fan. Pilates Student.

(4) Comments

  1. I like the way Ezra Pound put it, “What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.” Sometimes the idea itself isn’t enough, it has to be deep enough to be a belief. And when belief fails, faith takes over! Good words!!

    1. This is so good! Ideas come so often, but do we really care about them. Ones infatuation with ideas can be frustrating

  2. This post really resonated with me. It makes me remember one time where I was playing in a renowned national volleyball tournament in the states (my team was from Puerto Rico). Our first game of the tournament, the debut game where we all were super excited and hopeful to start out with a bang, we ended up losing terribly to this other team in which the shortest player they had was the same height as the tallest player my team had (me). We were devastated, to say the least, but our hopes of winning the tournament were not over because we still had a path to the championship if we did not lose another game.

    So that’s what we did. We won every other game we played until we finally reached the championship. Guess who we were going to play against in that final game? Yes, the same amazons that had crushed us during that 1st game. My team and I recognized this was another opportunity to prove to OURSELVES that we could do anything we could set our mind to. We didn’t have much to lose, we had reached the championship game in a tournament where we were the underdogs. The opposing team clearly thought they had the championship in the bag, but we believed in our MINDS and HEARTS that we were going to conquer them. After an exciting and well fought game, guess who won? The underdogs, the ones who really BELIEVED in our MINDS and HEARTS.

    I remember during that game, a feeling in my chest that made me feel very vulnerable but at the same time kind of invincible. Don’t get me wrong, I did feel nervous about losing, but the power I felt in my mind and my heart greatly overcame the nervousness. And I think this feeling was shared among my teammates as well. It made us fight with everything we had and never give up. You could FEEL this energy. Even the people in the stands told us that they felt that they were witnessing something awesome, and they too believed. This is an example where a collective of people believed in their minds and hearts and made the seemingly impossible happen. That day, I confirmed that we all have the power inside our minds to either believe we are destined to lose, people are after you, you don’t deserve greatness, OR believe you can achieve your goals, people are not all necessarily plotting against you, and that you, as any other person, can achieve good things in your life if you work for them. I was 14 years old when I realized this power and it has helped me ever since.

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