You already have enough faith to set sail on the ocean of your dreams. You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see far enough to take the next step. It doesn't matter what your dream is, today is the best day to work on your dreams. Conditions will never be more perfect than they are today. If you are still breathing, and if you have a dream, then now is the time to set sail.
Men used to believe the world was flat. Early sailors thought if you sailed in a straight line, you would eventually sail off the edge of the world into oblivion.
Only a few people thought the world was round. They took a step of faith and sailed their ships around the world. Their step of faith allowed them to sail on the ocean of their dreams.
That’s the way faith works.
It makes extraordinary things happen.
It’s the first step you take on the journey to your dreams.
Without faith, it’s impossible to live your dreams.
EVERYTHING WORTH DOING REQUIRES A STEP OF FAITH
Everything worth doing requires a step of faith.
When you move in the direction of your dreams regardless of the consequences, you have all the faith you need to make them come true.
When I left my job to sail around the world on a thirty-nine foot catamaran, I moved in the direction of my dreams regardless of the consequences.
Sailing around the world on my own boat took me far outside my comfort zone. It was easy to think of dozens of reasons why it was a bad idea.
If I focused on everything that could go wrong, I would have stayed in homeport forever.
The only way to make the voyage happen was to take a leap of faith. I had to start sailing regardless of the consequences.
When I decided create a Positive Thinking Network with more than 200 positive websites, I knew that the odds of rocking the world with my websites were low.
There are billions of pages on the internet, and my positive sites are less than a drop in an ocean of URLs.
The only one way to find out if anyone would visit the Positive Thinking Network was to create the websites and accept the consequences.
If you want to make your dreams come true, faith is the only way to make them happen. You must move in the direction of your dreams regardless of the consequences.
FAITH IS EMPOWERMENT
Faith is about empowerment. To get where you want to go, you need power, and faith gives you that power. Practical faith comes in two types.
Type I Faith empowers you to do the things you can do and should do for yourself.
Type II Faith empowers God to do things for you that you can’t do for yourself.
TYPE I FAITH
The first type of faith empowers you to be all you can be, and do all you can do. It’s what makes your dreams possible.
This type of faith affects all areas of your life.
You don’t need to be spiritually alive for this type of faith to work. People who have no religious convictions can still use type I faith to make their dreams come true.
When God created you, he placed type I faith inside your heart and mind.
Everyone is given this type of faith at birth. Some people develop their ability to use this gift, and others hardly know it’s there.
Although type I faith empowers you to do what you want to do and be what you want to be, this doesn’t mean God is left out of the picture.
God is the one who gave you this gift, and He expects you to use it in a worthwhile manner.
Type I faith is a powerful force for both good and evil.
Bad people use this gift for evil purposes; they use its power to intimidate, coerce, and bend others to their will. They have evil dreams that they want to impose upon the world, and they use the dark side of type I faith to make it happen.
Be careful how you use this gift.
With power comes responsibility and accountability.
The moral universe grinds slowly, but it grinds sure. God designed the moral universe to keep close accounts of how you use type I faith.
Eventually, accounts will be settled and you will reap what you sow.
TYPE II FAITH
Type II faith empowers God to do the things for you that you can’t do for yourself.
You can’t pull yourself up by your own spiritual bootstraps.
No matter how hard you try, you can’t be born spiritually without God’s help. Only God can make your spirit come alive.
This second type of faith makes it possible for God to work in your life.
It happens when you open your heart to God’s love and become one of his children. The power of God’s love flows through your life transforming your mind and healing damaged emotions. For the first time in your life, you dare to call God your Father, and you have a relationship with him based on love.
God has been waiting to perform a miracle in your life since the day you were born. Type II faith takes the handcuffs off God so the miracles can begin.
DON’T CONFUSE THE TWO TYPES OF FAITH
Many people act as if there is only one type of faith.
They think if they have enough faith, God will make their dreams come true.
They want God to do things for them that they can do for themselves. That’s a big mistake, and it won’t work.
No amount of faith will make God do for you what you can do and should do for yourself.
God placed type I faith in your heart so you would be empowered to be all you can be and do all you can do. God intends for you to exercise your faith so you can live a life of excellence.
Faith works when you use it correctly.
If faith isn’t working for you, it’s because you are using it in an incorrect manner.
You are probably trying to get God to do things for you that you can do for yourself.
RUNNING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION
Before you take a step of faith, you need to have a talk with God. You need a reality check to make sure you are heading in the right direction.
Every step you take in the wrong direction takes you further from your dreams and further from the plan that God has for your life.
No matter how fast you run, if it’s in the wrong direction, you will never reach your dreams.
When God is your navigator, all of your steps are in the right direction.
The fastest way to your dreams is to have God show you the way.
God is love and works by love. The power and presence of God in my life is love. Every time I see love, I see God's hand at work. Every time I feel love, I experience God's presence and power. When my mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, my thoughts are healthy, and my mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When my heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, my emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I open my heart and mind to the power of His love. God loves and accepts me the way I am, but He loves me to much to let me stay that way. He loves me from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and it does not get any better than that. For the rest of my life I will max out on God's love. Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
FIFTY POSITIVE SCRIPTURES THAT GOD CAN USE IN YOUR LIFE.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty had of God, that he may exalt you in due time. I Peter 5:6
The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:18-19
The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your might. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Peace I leave with you , my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never allow the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hand. Psalm 31:14-15
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. Isaiah 43:2
The Lord upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that are bowed down. Psalm 145:14
Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:14-16
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear. Psalm 46
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord. Psalm 31:24
And He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matthew 15:38
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:11
Commit your way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37
Whatever you do, do it heartily, as unto the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack in any good thing. Psalm 34:10
The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting. Psalm 100:5
For I will restore health unto you and heal you of your wounds. Jeremiah 30:17
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward those who fear him. Psalm 103:11
O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You have healed me. Psalm 30:2
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. I John 4:12
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. I John 3:1
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. Exodus 14:13
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him. Psalm 34:8
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7
He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord requires of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:11
Mark 11:23-24 Whoever says to this mountain, "Be taken up and cast into the sea," and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Mark 11:23-24
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain you: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalms 55:22
"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit", says the Lord God Almighty. Zechariah 4:6
If God be for us, who can be against us. Romans 8:31
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Let the weak say, "I am strong." Joel 3:10
Let us lay aside every weight and encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. Luke 12:31
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you. 2 Chronicles 20:17
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8
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Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me. Limitations are plausible self-deceptions. They are prefabricated excuses for every failure to be what I want to be and to do what I want to do. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
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You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see where to take the next step, and positive self-talk helps you take that next step.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God has already given you the ability to achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. You already have all the tools you need to be the best you can be and do the best you can do. You just have to do it. Positive Christian Self-Talk
God never asks you to do something without giving you the resources to make it happen.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When you get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, your self-talk develops real power and rises to a new level.Positive Christian Self-Talk
Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need to get in agreement with God so that your self-talk points you in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need a new way of thinking. More than anything else, you need to learn how to think as God thinks. Until you get your thinking straightened out, your self-talk will make you stumble. Bad thinking creates bad self-talk.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God is the God of the possible. Impossible is not found in his vocabulary, and it should not be found in yours. Everything is possible when you think the way God thinks.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You don't get what you want. You get what you expect.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done to you," he meant exactly what he said. He created a universe in which positive expectations rule. It doesn't matter than much what you want. It's what you expect that counts.Positive Christian Self-Talk
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