What do you think is the difference between a waiter and a lawyer? An answer to this is that one does a menial task while the other, a mental task. The system of the world recognizes this difference and it is evident in their take-home pay. Do you know that in Christianity also, your state of mind goes a long way in determining how you end up in life?
Your mind is the breeding ground for success. Someone once said Jesus never commanded “be it unto you according to my power”; he always said “be it unto you according to your faith”. Why? The power has already been made accessible, but we are yet to make our way of thinking acceptable in order for us to experience our desired success.
A lot of believers claim to be waiting on God for a miracle while in actual sense, God is waiting for them to change their mentality. Most of the things we crave for in life are only a mindset away from us. Consider salvation, it existed over 2000 years ago by the sacrifice of Jesus, you didn’t obtain it by going to the topmost mountain to perform some spiritual gymnastics for 77 days, but by changing your mindset; by believing and accepting the sacrifice of Jesus. Shouldn’t we adopt this principle in all aspects of our life?
Proverbs 4: 23 (NLT) says “above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do”. This entails making sure that only useful information are processed by your mind. Watch what you read & hear, the people you frolic with, the movies you watch, etc. Always expect the best for yourself and others. I see believers utter good requests to God, but expect bad results, and they get it. Their mouth says ‘Lord, I need it’ but their heart yearns ‘It may not work out’. Remember, the expectations of the righteous shall be honoured.
I tell you the truth, for a believer, a conceived success is as potent as one achieved. Birth and breed success in your mind, for they end up becoming the success that the world will see.