When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Albert Einstein once said, "Do I live in a friendly environment or a hostile universe; do people love or hate each other, or do they love each other?" Life for you will be exactly the way you see it. It's all in how you perceive the world.
It's scientific, and has been proven. Let's look at this example for purposes of clarification.
A very special woman who was once a part of my life, had to change the way she looked at people and situations due to an extreme set of circumstances her husband placed before her.
He moved his girlfriend into their home, along with the child they had together. The wife of the man was born again, a saved woman. She didn't leave her husband, and she didn't harm the woman. In fact, she helped the woman and child when she could. She couldn't change the situation, so she changed the way she looked at the situation.
You may say that "she was crazy." Well, God saw her and knew what she was going through, and the woman's husband is the only person who must answer to God for what he did to his wife.
The Bible tells us quite clearly that, "vengeance is mine, saith the Lord!" Of course, I realize most of you wouldn't have gone through this, but I promise you: it's a true story. However, the wife looked on the positive side. I remember her saying to me, "the child didn't do anything, this is not his fault, and God is not going to punish me for being mean to this innocent child!"
Romans 10:17 says, "... faith comes by hearing the word of God." The subconscious mind resembles that of a fertile garden. Weeds will grow in abundance, if the seeds of more desirable crops are not sown.
Talk to yourself, it's one way in which you can control what you voluntarily put into your subconscious mind on thoughts of a creative and positive nature, or conversely, you can allow thoughts of a destructive nature to find their way into this fertile garden – your mind.
Weeds will grow in abundance in your mind, when seeds of more desirable crops are not sown, keep reading this column so that you can learn how to increase your faith, and I promise you, it works!
In 2 Corinthians 5:7, it says, "for we walk by faith, not by sight." Faith cannot be understood without our spiritual senses. When we rely on our five senses to make sense of faith, we will undoubtedly be misled because our five senses exist in the natural realm and not the spiritual. It's all in how we look at things!
Weeds cannot and will not grow when we continually recite positive affirmations, and in a deliberate fashion and tone. Go back and read this paragraph again and again so that you will understand this point clearly.
Faith is released by speaking words and believing beyond a shadow of doubt in your heart. All of these scriptures remind us how negativity will grow in abundance, if the seeds of more desirable crops are not sown.
Instead of seeing the glass half empty, begin to say it's half full. You then begin a more positive and constructive way of thinking.
Change the way you look at your dreams, and those dreams you're looking at will change. Your dreams will begin to take shape and become a reality, no matter what it is you have decided to embark upon.
Pull the weeds from your mind, and change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will definitely change!