I discuss often on this site about how the quality of your life in your outer world is very much dependent on the quality of life in your inner world, that inner world being the consistent thoughts and emotions in your mind and heart. This is backed up in the Bible which has many verses I’ve shared here often about the outer world being a reflection of the inner.
Whether the information comes from psychologists, scientists, or spiritual teachers, it is all the same. If you want to make positive changes in your world, you need to start on the inside. Whatever your subconscious mind (or your heart as the subconscious is often referred to in the Bible) believes as fact is eventually what plays out in your world. Therefore, profound changes occur when you change the established beliefs in your subconscious mind. For example, let’s say someone is seeking a long-term relationship and they are having difficulty finding the right person. This is most likely because of a subconscious belief that they are not worthy of a good person, they are unhappy with the way they look, or just believe that the right person is not out there. With this belief, they (most of the time unknowingly) are creating situations that reflect these beliefs. They are rejected for dates; they wear clothing that doesn’t fit well or is out of style, and subtly do things that prove that the right one is not there for them.
Once again, this is all because of the beliefs that are fixed in their subconscious mind. In order to change the results, this individual would first have to change the mental blueprint, the beliefs in their subconscious mind. Instead of constantly thinking and imagining the negatives I mentioned before, they can think positively. In their mind, they can see themselves as worthy and attractive. They can affirm that there are plenty of good people out there looking for the same type of relationship they are. If these thoughts are maintained, they will see different results. They will find people who see them as worthy, and attractive. It’s all about changing the mental process, the thoughts, beliefs and feelings, to reflect what is desired.
It’s always amazing to me when I read something in a secular book about psychological and scientific information, and then I read the same concept in the Bible. I have learned that it is not coincidence, but instead a confirmation that the suggestions being taught are indeed truthful. This happened to me again (as it has many times) recently. I was reading about programming the subconscious mind with the desired outcomes to enable them to manifest in my life. I was lead to two Bible verses about faith. After all, the Bible says that when you have faith, all things are possible. You receive in your life based on the level of your faith. In essence, when you change the subconscious blueprint to reflect your greatest desires, you are building your faith to the point where it allows God to do miracles in your life.
Here are the two key verses I was lead to. It was a revelation, even though I’ve read and reflected on these verses countless times before. In fact the second one I’ll mention is my favorite in the entire Bible! Hebrews 11:1 provides a very clear definition of what faith is… “the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things we cannot see. Where is that substance and evidence? It’s in our minds! When we imagine something in our minds, and feel it’s reality, that makes it as real as if we were actually experiencing it. Try this… imagine someone dropping an ice cube down the back of your shirt. If you are focused enough, you will probably feel a chill. When I’m hot and sweaty, I often imagine submerging my head in a cold bucket of ice water. I feel cooler almost instantly. It works every time. There’s also a story about how a group of people actually practiced shooting free throws on a basketball court. Another group visualized taking the shots but never physically went on the court. When they traced their progress a week later, those that visualized the shots did almost as well as those that physically took the shots in reality. This proves what science has said for a very long time…your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between a real and imagined event.
That leads me to the next verse. Mark 11:24 says, “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” I believe that when you pray, you are developing the substance of what you hope for. When you believe you already have it, you are providing the evidence of what you can’t yet see materially. And another Bible verse says that, “it is done for you according to your faith.” When you convince your subconscious mind that you have what you desire, even in your imagination (remember that even in your imagination your subconscious mind believes it is real), you already have it. And according to Jesus, if you believe you already have it, your prayer will be answered.
How does it all happen? There are a variety of ways, and the way your desire is realized now may be different than ones that have been realized before. When we pray, we are communicating with God. That is powerful enough, and will add much peace and power to our lives. God answers in a variety of ways. He may not even answer in the way that you expect. However, He always answers in the way that is best for us. Another great thing that happens is that, as our belief in the fulfilled desire strengthens, we tend to automatically take actions that put us in the position to receive our desire. Going back to my example about seeking a fulfilling relationship, if you act is if the right person is already in your life even though it’s not a reality yet, you are going to feel good. You automatically act more confidently, keep yourself attractive, and even go places where you are more likely to meet someone. These actions set you up for what God has for you. Ultimately, it manifests in your world.
I will say again that in order to change external situations in your life, you need to change the beliefs of your subconscious mind. Use your imagination. Visualize yourself in the positive situations you wish to encounter. Affirm positive words of excellence. Experience the corresponding feelings. This is how your original beliefs were formed. The great thing is that you have full control of the thoughts and images you allow into your mind. When you see yourself as the person you want to be, you become that person! As your beliefs are changed, you will see the manifestation of those changes and many positive results play out in your life. And the best thing of all is that God promises this to us in His word, and His word never fails. Enjoy the blessings 🙂