Everyone believes in something or someone. Atheists believe there is no God, but its a belief. Some people believe there is no such thing as truth, but that too is a belief. The power to believe in something or someone is internally wired inside each of us.
What do you believe? Do you believe that if you don’t have a morning cup of coffee you won’t be able to wake up? Beliefs are brain training, or training your brain to think.
Beliefs also train your nervous system to respond in a certain way. If your accustomed to drinking your morning coffee each day at 6:45am then your brain and nervous system has developed that belief.
What changes beliefs? PAIN. I recently changed the belief that I need coffee in the morning because of possible kidney stones. (You don’t want that kind of pain)
My passion for coffee was interrupted by the reality of what its doing to my body. I respect pain. Pain is an indicator that a belief should be changed.
Passion without wisdom and common sense will destroy you. God can give you the ability to discern or make the right decisions in your life 24/7. If you ask him on a daily basis he will help you develop your beliefs so they will help you and not harm you.
He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest.
He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
He guards the paths of the just
and protects those who are faithful to him. Proverbs 2:7-11
What do you believe in? Who do you believe in? What or whoever you place your trust or beliefs in you will move in that direction. Examine your beliefs today. Answer these questions, then review the answers. Is there anything that is hindering your beliefs in these areas? What are they?
- What do you believe about your diet?
- What do you believe about sleep?
- What do you believe about God?
- What do you believe about your family?
- What do you believe about drugs and alcohol?
- What do you believe about sex outside of marriage?
Last thing. Beliefs will have conflicts. For example.
IF you believe that 8 hours of sleep is vital to your health, yet you stay up half the night on the computer, you are in conflict.
IF you believe that drugs or alcohol will hurt you, yet you take them on occasion whenever your feeling bad about your life, you are in conflict.
Intention is the beginning of destruction. If you only have intention to do something, more than likely it will never happen.
ASK yourself this. “IF I continue with this pattern of behavior, how much pain will it cause me later?” IF I don’t continue with this pattern of behavior, how will I feel about myself in the next month? The next year? 5 years?
THINK about where your beliefs are taking you. We were all created to follow or worship something or someone.
Tomorrow I will be writing about faith vs. B.S. (belief systems) 😉