I recently heard a speaker call these people poverts. They take pride in spreading poverty.
But I will ask you this who has more resources to be spiritual rich or poor? Poor people are way too concerned with money to think about spiritual matters.
The only way we can be successful is if we believe we can be successful. Just like I taught in my health class, we must believe that Traits Of Toxic Parents we are healthy to have good health. We must believe that we are prosperous to have prosperity.
Let us now look at how we can change these beliefs:
“I can be a success”
“I am making progress toward my goals”
“God desires me to be successful”
13 I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.
Are there any limits on this promise?
Lets be careful not to take this promise out of context as many like to say who doubt the promises of God. Paul here is talking about opportunities for service. And as we have already established money is what we get in return for service. I invite you to read this whole chapter when you get home and see if you can find any limits God places on his promise.
“I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”
What does he say we can do? Everything.
My friend used to have a poster on her office wall that said: “Doubt your limits.”
The belief that we can do “everything” is a core belief in being successful.
Now lets look at 1 John 5:14-15
1 John 5:14-15
14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him.
If you don’t truly believe that you will attain your goal, then it does not matter how hard you work, how persistent you are, or how committed you are. You will fail because you believe you will fail. Your beliefs shape your reality.
Remember the words of Yoda when he was teaching Luke Skywalker how to use the force, Do or do not, there is no try.