Have you ever gone to an event convinced that you are having a bad hair day, feel fat or just don't believe you look attractive. When someone approaches you and says that you look nice or they like your outfit, what do you think to yourself? "They are just being nice, I don't really look good today." Do you usually shift your thoughts and beliefs to include the information you received or do you default to your own beliefs?
In my own life, I often get what I expect. In my dealings with people, if I expect a conflict, I usually get one. If I expect a business prospect to turn me down, the prospect usually does. It seems that without knowing it I am creating the reality that I believe will occur.
"This is a good day, a successful day and a day of growth and learning."
"God is using my gifts, talents, and passion to change the world."
"I attract many, many people to healthy living and financial freedom and am changing lives daily."
"Difficulties in my life are a gift to make me stronger."
Do these statements mean that I am already doing all of these things or seeing the reality of these statements each day? No. But the brain does not know that difference between what i have lived in person and what i repeat or imagine on a daily basis. In a way, I am communicating to my brain what is going to happen or what it should be working toward. I create a more positive mindset, give myself the opportunity to make choices that align with this vision, and increase my trust in God and His blessings in my life.
I may have mentioned these resources before, but they are worth repeating. Joyce Meyer's book, Change Your Words, Change Your Life, is inspirational and motivating. Jim Rohn's book, The Art of Exceptional Living, is profound and entertaining. Even Napolean Hill's, Think and Grow Rich, is based on this same principle of believing in what you want to happen. Just recently I read What to Say to Yourself When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter which was also very helpful.
God spoke, and the world was created. He has created us in His image and our words can be used to create or destroy. May your words today, whether spoken out loud or in your thoughts, bring you the blessings that God desires for you.