The Sixth Sense - Principle # 13
Lyndia Grant | 10/20/2010, 12:44 p.m.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
The final principle, known as the "The Sixth Sense," discusses our hunches and inklings. We all have a sixth sense - those thoughts that continue to come back to us - the things that you're destined to do, if only you would heed the call, and begin to take action.
When you get a sense that someone's pretending to be your friend who isn't; when you feel that your spouse isn't faithful; or you feel an immediate need to call a person which ends up being the time when they really need you most; that, my friend is your sixth sense at work. As Christians, this is a discerning spirit.
Note the title of the book, "Think and Grow Rich." The final chapter of this classic, happens to be the culmination of all of the previous chapters. Every action begins with a thought. Then, it's up to us what we choose to do with those thoughts, once they have entered our minds.
The late author Napoleon Hill wrote that once you've mastered the first 12 principles, you can enter the door to the Temple of Wisdom and tap into your sixth sense -- infinite intelligence. It's quite simple as Hill repeatedly states; "Whatever the mind of man can conceive, he can achieve."
This book has helped millions of people to learn how to make their dreams become a reality by simply "walking by faith, and not by sight." Over the past 12 weeks, have you noticed that scriptures were always applied? In fact, 2nd Corinthians 5:7 has served as the lead scripture throughout our 13 weeks of study; "For we walk by faith, not by sight."
There will be times, when things won't make sense as you travel along this journey towards the place that God is leading you. You will have to trust God and continue to move forward.
Do your part. Desire something; believe that you can have it; then see yourself in possession of whatever it is you want - that's called faith; see yourself at the helm of your own business; envision yourself married to a wonderful husband or wife; envision yourself driving that new Jaguar. See the dream as if it is already a reality -- by faith -- not by sight.
Then you can get busy addressing any weaknesses that you may have. Access the specific challenges that may hinder you from reaching your destination, we all have some.
Cast your care upon the Lord. Pray, stay positive; do not envy others. God has a plan just for you. Stay committed, especially when obstacles confront you. Psalm 37:3. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this.
We often get started, but can't seem to see our way clear. Don't quit -- know we're going to make it to the goal line. God keeps his promises.
We must not quit, we must keep going, as God continues to direct your path. Finally, you will reach the other side; good things will begin to happen for you. Just don't give up. Don't be weary in well doing, in due season you shall reap the rewards. The Word says, "We're the head and not the tail; our faith moves mountains; and God remains forever faithful.
It's important to listen to your thoughts, your sixth sense. It's God speaking directly into your spirit, leading, guiding and directing your path.
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