What Do You Believe?

Years ago I was reacting to something. The Lord stopped me with this question. Marilyn, what do you believe about yourself right now? My reaction was rooted in my belief system. A chapter in “Freedom! From Past Hurts” is entitled: Belief Systems.

Our belief systems find their origin in our past experiences. They influence our motives, thoughts, actions, attitudes, and habits. If you don’t know what you believe about yourself, then listen to your thoughts.

Have you ever thought something  like, ‘That was a stupid move, I can’t do anything right, or I’m a failure’? Do you preface things you are facing with the thought ‘It won’t work’ and thus sabotage yourself before you even begin?

Do your belief systems serve you well, or do they derail you? Paul had strong belief systems that served him well. Here is one that I lean on. Philippians 3:13 says, “…one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.”


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