How many times in a week do you find yourself doubting your ability to tackle a challenging make-up assignment, negotiate the best fee and expenses for you and your crew, meet the right people, make your rent, pay your car note or perform well in a new circumstance? It’s during these times when we need someone to walk up, and instruct us to, Insert FAITH Here. Within’ ten to twenty seconds your back would straighten, your shoulders would perk up, a smile would pop onto your face, and joila!––The faith to move mountains.
The Bible describes faith as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. The manifestation of what you want without so much as a shred of evidence that what you are asking for or believing in is going to happen.
My pastor Bishop Ulmer always says––and I often have to remember––to, “Stop telling God how big my problems are, and start telling my problems how big my God is. That’s what Faith is––knowing how big your God is, and taking action with the belief and conviction that you own the outcome.
In her book; The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins says that by mimicking a count down by counting backwards from 5 to 1 activates our pre-frontal cortex and provides the positive and powerful inertia we need to take ACTION right now!
I believe that just like reciting 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, we can turn on our FAITH muscle. And like exercise, the more you use it, the stronger it gets.
The next time you start thinking that someone besides you is going to get that job, that dress, that mentor, or that mate, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and Insert FAITH Here.
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