Believe What You Want

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If you think for one minute that this article is going to tell you that you can believe anything you want and never have any consequences, you are mistaken. It’s not about that or even about believing what is right or wrong. “Believe What You Want” is about Mark 11:23 and 24.

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them

God wants us to use the power of our belief and the authority He has given us to get what we want. Keep in mind that when I say that, I am trusting that you and God are in this together and what you want and what He wants for you are one and the same. It is up to each of us to abide in Him in such a way that our desires are intertwined with His will. Apart from Him, our desires when manifested would be fruitless and meaningless.

Now that we are clear about that, we can confidently move ahead to follow these dynamic scriptures and once and for all take it to the heights God intended when He inspired those words. Getting a clear picture of what you want, asking for it, and believing you receive it gives God all He needs to bring it to pass. Many of us are waiting on God when He is already ahead of us waiting on us. Let’s catch up right now!

Kenneth Hagan used to say,  “Eradicate every thought that does not contribute to your faith.” I heard that powerful sentence years ago and was reminded of it this week. As I meditated on it for a bit, I was inspired, and I gave my self the following speech:

You are going to fill your mind with every positive God – centered thought you can think of. You are going to stuff every minute of every day with thoughts of what you desire. You are no longer going to allow or tolerate any thought contrary to what you want for yourself or anyone in your family. You will set up default thoughts that you will go to if any random negative thought or contrary idea comes to mind. You will take this land God has given you. This is your promised land!

I chose Mark 11:23 as my default thought. Every time a negative thought came yesterday, I would say “default” and then quote the verse a time or two until I could redirect my thinking. I did this about a half a dozen times yesterday and ended up having an outstanding day, feeling I had taken ground.

Here’s an example of using the default:

I was thinking about how great I felt and how thankful I was. The thought came,  “It won’t last.”
Fortunately, I caught it and said, “Default.” And then quoted the verse. This allowed me to stop the negative thoughts before they led me down a wrong pathway that would have created a gruesome snowball. Directing this time and energy to thinking about what I want moved me on toward my promised land.

Eradicate every negative thought and  take your promised land!

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I’ve already said the word default 3 times this morning. saying default and then going to my default vs mark 11 23 and 24 I’ll say them loud and long and as many times as necessary to send that rogue thought back from whence it originated.

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One Response

  1. The Bible tells us that God will give us the desires of our heart. Too many try to use this verse to make God our genie rather than our Lord. He meant He would give us desires that aligned with His will, not that he’d grant any foolish desire that came to us.

    Your perspective and use of a default verse to go to, reminds me of where we are told to dwell upon whatever is lovely, pure, etc.

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