Happy new year friends!
We shall start this year with something very basic, but pivotal to a life of success and victory. We shall start with BELIEFS.
Our beliefs influence how we respond to life and people. And different beliefs have varying influences on us. For instance, your beliefs about a particular person will affect the way you think and feel about that person, and even the meanings you attach to his or her behavior. But these specific beliefs may not affect your attitude towards other people.
You may also have beliefs about people generally. These beliefs will not only influence your relationships, but also your marriage, career, ministry, and every endeavor that has to do with people.
Your beliefs can either be empowering or disempowering. They may affect your values positively or negatively. And this will spill over into the quality of decisions you make.
Where did you get your beliefs from?
The opinions of people and authority figures in your life?
Your past experiences? These sources do not give us the truest picture of who we are or what we can do. No, they don’t.
The Bible tell us,
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith.”
The only credible beliefs about people and life generally are those that are born of God. Beliefs that originate with God. These are world-conquering beliefs!
As you start this new year, it’s great wisdom to reexamine your beliefs. Are your beliefs about people making you more friendly and outgoing or unfriendly and secluded?
Which of your beliefs about you are making you shrink back into your shell, and holding you back from trying out something new?
You need yo hold a council with yourself. Take stock of your beliefs. Reinforce the positive ones. And drop the negative ones.
In our next post, I shall be discussing beliefs that form the core of our identity.
A friendly reminder!
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