Despite popular self-help teachings there is no real power of the mind. Lots of people have made lots and lots of money trying to convince us that our minds are somehow powerful and that all we have to do is learn to wield our power and life will be just fine. If you want to quibble, the only “power” that our minds really hold is the “power” to choose whether or not we accept or reject information presented to it. In other words we have the ability to decide what we believe to be true. Now the good news is that there is power in this life that we have access to (if we only knew it)! This power comes from God. Yet, this awesome, unlimited power doesn’t just enter our lives because we want it to or have a need. Accessing God’s power isn’t like magic that comes to pass because we said some heartfelt prayer. Imagine if everytime you had some need, God made it show up in the mailbox or on the doorstep. Seems like us humans would get pretty lazy if everytime we faced a challenge we could say a prayer and God would solve it by instantly supplying the thing by dropping it through the roof. Pretty soon there would be no need to work, to overcome, to figure things out, to change our thinking, to learn something new because everytime we felt some stress God would just step in and take over! We will never get to experience God’s power that way, in fact we are going to spend a lot of time getting pretty angry with God for not doing what we demanded!! Instead, we need to go the “rule” book and figure out how He says to do it.
The way we gain access to God’s power (and let’s be honest, we need it) is by aligning our thinking with His thinking. Our job is to get our old, stubborn minds to agree on some point of truth that God has communicated with us. If we can get in harmony with a promise from God (and he has given us lots and lots of them) then and only then is something going to happen. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about all that silly Facebook rama lama about how God doesn’t give you what you want or God gives you what you don’t want to teach you something. That, my friends, couldn’t be further from the truth! I’m pretty sure I work real hard to give my kids eveything they want and I don’t have unlimited resources like God does. All of that non-Bible based nonsense is just another way of saying, “I don’t understand so here is my best guess.” Of course God wants to give you what you want (and need) or He wouldn’t really be doing that well in the “God” business, would He? The real reason so many good, kind, sincere folks don’t get their prayers answered is that they don’t meet Him half way with some good old fashioned believing. That’s why it is so important for us to work on getting our thoughts in harmony with His thoughts. If you can finally get around to literally believing what God said, you will tap into a power source that will truly roast your cookies (smile). You will joyfully discover that there really isn’t anything in this life for you to be afraid of because your God is unlimited in His ability. What situation can’t He help you fix? What disease can’t He heal? What dilemma that has you stumped, has Him stumped? What evil, subtle deception fools Him or catches Him off guard?
So, in order for you to get access to His power you have got to learn what the Good Book says about God and what it says He will do for you. Until then you will be just guessing and hoping and wishing! Surely you want some of that, don’t you? Ladies and gentlemen, God’s power is real and He wants you to use it to live a life of abundance!
Use the force Luke!