This dropped in my spirit a few hours ago and brought me so much joy.
I realized the power that I now carried with this quote. “What I believe, I receive.” I realized that the power I now carried was choice. The choice to believe something or to reject it and in doing that, I change what my life will look like.
What triggered this life changing quote was my husband. This past week, my husband Quincy contracted COVID… again. We all had COVID back in September, and it took us about 8-10 days to shake it and feel like ourselves again. That was back when the CDC said 10 days. This second time around, my husband caught COVID after the policies had changed and they said that this time it would take 5 days to shake and you could wear a mask, and be fine.
Today, was my husband’s 6th day. He was up and about today, had a webinar, filmed some content, wrote some of his book, went grocery shopping, changed the sheets, and cleared the table. All without being winded, having a coughing fit, or feeling out of energy or tired. So I was thanking God while cooking dinner that I didn’t hear him coughing like he had been just yesterday. In that moment, I wondered if the power of what my husband believed, and what I believed, about the 5 days had anything to do with it. Then I realized, that because we believed in what the CDC now declared, it became our reality.
I don’t attribute this to the strand type because both times, COVID was like a common cold for all of us (glory to God!). But even then, it took a few days to feel like ourselves again. That didn’t happen this time. Because we believed the word spoken over us by the CDC. So we walked in it. After 5 days, my husband got up with this mask still on, and walked freely from isolation and back into life. All because he trusted in and believed a word spoken.
When the quote dropped in my spirit, I realized that THIS is what God has been after, in me and in all of us. To believe in His word and WALK in His word, TRUSTING that what He said will become our reality. Not cancelling ourselves out, not walking in the disappointment from yesterday, but to accept His word as TRUTH, and walk in it. No doubts. No fears. Just believe and receive.
Just believe and receive.
I started to think about all the things I’ve been believing that have guided my life. Good and bad. How different could my life have been if I learned early on that whatever I believe, I receive? I would’ve been shutting people down and disposing of their opinions a LONG TIME AGO. There probably would’ve been people I started cutting out of my life sooner rather than later.
If I knew there was a return on my belief… I would’ve stopped believing in things and what people said and did a long time ago. BUT now that I know better, I will do better. I am doing better.
It made me want to read God’s Word EVEN MORE. I want to know what He’s said about me and start believing it more so I can receive it. I want to start redoing my thought process and how my brain has been wired to work from past beliefs that caused me to receive something that wasn’t meant for me. When I know what God has said about me, I can also learn that when I hear the opposite, I can immediately it shut it down so that I don’t get a return on it. I don’t want to receive ANYTHING that will cause me to be thrown off track or see myself less than how God created me to be.
How different would your life look if you knew that what you believed you would receive? Who would you put out of your life? Whose voice would you cut off? What memories would you delete from your life? What words would you cast down and stomp on to remove what you’re receiving from it.
Understand that you life has been shaped and continues to be shaped by what you’ve believed. Whether it’s words your parents said to you, or toxic friends and relationships that you stayed in out of fear of being alone, what your favorite social media influencer tells you through her heavily edited photos or his staged photos with cars that don’t belong to him, or even what the media tries to tell you through who they show you in magazines and movies… and who they don’t. Think of all the nonsense you’ve believed.
I’m ugly. I’m not good enough. I’ll never succeed. I’m not smart. I’m a failure. Nobody will ever love me. I’m not worthy to be loved. My body is awful. All I’m good for is ______.
Any of these beliefs sound familiar? And you wonder why your life looks the way it does.
Because you RECEIVED it as the truth. And without doubting it, without questioning if they were right, you walked in it. And still do today… until now.
Now, I’m here to reveal to you the truth. Through scripture. Through what your creator has said about you.
Keep that SAME believing energy as you read these scriptures. Get your return and watch your life change.
You Are Loved.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Galatians 2:20 KJV
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:38-39 KJV
You Are Chosen
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”
1 Peter 2:9 KJV
You Have a Friend in Jesus
“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”
John 15:15 ESV
You are Strong
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:13 ESV
You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”
Psalm 139:14 ESV
There are so many more scriptures, but I want you to start with those. Whenever those lies come up to try and feed you again, shut them down with the new truth you’ve chosen to believe in.
It’s time to get a better ROI… a return on our investment of what we choose to believe.
What you BELIEVE, you will RECEIVE.