2 Kings 8:26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well:
According to Dr Mike Murdock, “You will always act like the person you think you are.” Therefore , if you think you are poor you will always talk and act poor. Likewise, if you think you have abundance; that will be mirrored in your action.
How is it then possible for one to break the cycle of poverty when it is already rooted in their thoughts? You must reprogram your mind to imagine the outcome that you want. That is done by a combination of the following 3 actions. First, repeatedly tell yourself that you are rich even though it is not yet your reality. Second, constantly imagine the future that you want, that can be aided by a “dream wall” or vision board. The mind cannot differentiate between what is real or imagined. Finally, act as if you are what you are not, that means adopt the habits of the most successful in your field. In that way rather than allow your thoughts to define your action, use your action to reshape you mind.
The woman in the scripture lost her son after she was told that she would have a son by the prophet. She was barren for years prior and was reluctant to accept the word of the prophet. Years later, he died and she did not have the emotional response one would expect. She instead went straight to the prophet for him to “fix” the issue. When his servant asked her what’s happening, instead of speaking death or her current reality, she said “It is well”. Suffice it to say, her son was brought back to life.
Do not allow your current reality to determine your actions. Walk by faith and not by sight and see what God sees concerning you.
Life Application: Write down all the positives that are possible and seem impossible in your current situation. Declare these positives everyday instead of the negatives.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me go speak love and not death. Cause me to see my circumstances as opportunities to grow and flourish. In Jesus name, amen.