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The Power of Belief
What we believe about ourselves is one of the most powerful determiners of
what we are and what we shall become. If authority figures tell a small child
he is stupid the child will most likely grow up to be a major underachiever.
The perception of stupidity will discourage the child from attempting
anything difficult because people do not enjoy failure. The years will go by
and we will have a wasted life. Fortunately the reverse is true. With
positive realistic encouragement a child will attempt challenges because he
or she will grow to love the thrill of victory and with each victory comes
more self-confidence to continue to grow. With the encouragement or
discouragement of others we create our own future.
The God who created our amazing complex minds, the God who wants us to
grow to ends far beyond our wildest dreams encourages us to attempt much.
He is thrilled to watch us become like Him as we reach for the difficult.
Psalm 100 verse 4 says, " Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his
courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name." As we count
our blessings we become aware of the good things we have. As we realize
how we are cared for we create an environment where good things happen.
The rich grow richer. New opportunities arise. Our friends think we are
lucky. We know it isn't luck. It is a belief that the One who has led us this
far with such care will continue to take us farther and deeper into His
kingdom of riches and growth.
Roger Bothwell and my address is firstname.lastname@example.org
or 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for your
support of our faith ministry.
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