Current Mood: inspired
About a year ago, and very much so on a whim, I began a journey that would change my life in a huge way. While getting my toes done one day, I was talking to my good friend and nail technician, Missy. She casually asked me if I had ever read The Secret. I didn’t know anything about it other than Oprah had endorsed and promoted it. For that very reason, I had previously written the book off before even considering it. I’m not a big fan of Oprah and think she’s quite the nut-job. I know I’ll probably get hateful emails and comments because of that, but she started her own religion ya’ll… Oh, but I digress.
Anyway. Missy told me that I really needed to read this book and that it would change my life. Still very skeptical but knowing I didn’t have anything to lose, I downloaded it on my iPad that night. I stayed up most of the night reading it and finished the next day. Basically, the concept is if you change your thinking and the words that you speak, you’ll change your life. Whatever energy you put out into the universe is what you’ll get back. By nature, I’m a pretty optimistic person and can get on board with that kind of thinking. I made a decision that going forward I would only dwell on positive things. I also started to really analyze this concept from a Christian perspective (faith vs fear).
In the same time frame, I began listening to people like Joel Osteen. I really fell in love with his messages of encouragement. For the first time in my life, I began to see God in a different light. No longer did I view Him as a strict condemning God who was watching and waiting for me to mess up. I’ve come to realize that God really does love me. He really does have a good plan for my life and wants to bless me abundantly, and either I believe God and have faith in what He promised in His word, or I don’t. If I believe that God will bless me, then He can and will. If I don’t believe that God can or will bless me, then it probably isn’t going to happen. I’ve also come to know that if you dwell on and speak negative things about your life it breeds more negativity and opens up a window of opportunity for the enemy to infiltrate your life. If you believe that good things are coming your way and thank God in advance for them, you’ll begin to see those things come to pass.
I know that all this is a little far-fetched for some but I’m telling you from experience that this does work. You can change the course of your entire day, week, and life simply by the thoughts you think, the attitude you have, and the words you speak. You can and will either prophecy negativity or positivity over your life. Give it a try. Read the book. It may actually change your life too.