Set your mind to it

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Accomplishing what one dreams, what one desires can be very difficult when one doesn’t believe in themselves. It can almost seam impossible to set your mind to do it at times. Have you ever had a dream where you know you can make it happen but there is just something in the way? Like walls  that won’t fall; that are just in your way blocking the path? We must break the walls just like the walls of Jericho were broken . Just as they walked seven times around them in obedience to tear them down, we must walk in obedience around our issues. That’s how I felt without really realizing it. I didn’t know whether it was laziness, fear or lack of talent.  As I hung up the phone with my best friend and encountered a ten-minute dilemma, I noticed something. We make more of a mess in our own mind than reality is. We tend to make more drama or a scene from what it should be. Thank God, I had self-control during my mini dilemma or else I would have been crying and in deep thought right now. I haven’t written anything within three weeks and I didn’t know why. I didn’t write about Thanksgiving or Christmas of 2017  nor any month awareness in December nor any Testimony.   It was all due to fear and lack of faith in myself.

“Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it[a] for the Lord and not merely for people.”

Colossians 3:23

New Goal; Go for it!

I want to remind you what God has shown me. If you have a future goal or achievement, go for it. There is nothing stopping you but yourself. Believe in yourself. Don’t stop yourself. In my case, it was fear. However, I was allowing that fear in me to take control of my dreams and actions. Don’t let that happen to you. We are all capable of succeeding and having an abundant life; all we need is obedience and act upon it. However, start your actions on fertile ground; because if you don’t, it’ll fall, crash and squish you in the end. Just like you cannot lie to yourself, you should not fear yourself either. Therefore, if fear is what stops you; then whom shall you fear?  Remember you can set your mind to anything.

 

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16 thoughts on “Set your mind to it

  1. This is a great motivating post. To be successful at anything in life, one must set their mind to it. There’s a certain tunnel vision needed to get to where one wants to be. After all, life can be harsh. Criticism from friends, family, and strangers, personal road blocks regarding relationships, expectations, and financial situations are all things that hurt our ability to succeed. Like you said, believe in yourself and go for it!

  2. So I have come to understand that the mind of an individual controls over 60℅ of the total activity an individual gets involved in per day. Looking at how effective the mind is, when one has faith something will work for you and negative thoughts will bring negative results. But in all we should have faith in God almighty ,our affairs will always be taken care of by Him. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you for this jolt of inspiration. Fear really does get in the way – often and intensely. It can be so liberating to set aside the stories that we’re telling ourselves about a situation and look at what is really true. Thank you for the reminder that fear is one of the only obstacles we face, and that faith and perseverance and bravery will help us on our way. 

  4. Sometimes, life might lock us down with depression, we don’t have to obey, rather we need to run to God and be more closer to him through his words and wisdom. Doing that can result to a fulfilled and productive life. This is an inspiring review that worth reflecting on.

  5. Wow, this really hits home for me! That has always fascinated me about how the walls of Jericho crumbled and it’s because they had faith and listened to God’s commands instead of themselves. We are definitely our own worst enemies and we setup so many walls that keeps us from success or from the things we really want or what matters in life. I’m so guilty of putting up so many walls in my mind that it keeps me from taking action. Well, I’m ready to break those walls down and take action. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  6. It is a beautiful thing what we can accomplish if we set our mind to the task. I hold this quote dearly to heart because of its deep meaning. We absolutely have to believe ourselves that we can accomplish what we set out to do. It is one of the best ways to achieve success. Even with discouragement from people, as long as we believe our goals are ideal; we really need to keep on moving and believe that against all odds we can accomplish what we set out to accomplish.

  7. Sometimes, life can seem unfair. There were times I set my mind to the goal and put in much effort but in the end, I didn’t get the expected result. It really does makes one get discouraged but again, that is life. It requires resilience and tenacity to our purpose.

    We have to stay strong. No matter what, we must believe we can and we will achieve our goals if we set our minds to it. Thanks.

    1. Grea8J, life may seem unfair; but it all leads to God’s perfect plan. Every single fall, pain and crisis had its reasons. With the free will He gave us, one decides how to turn the unfairness around. There is only one way to do so.

  8. This is a great topic. In fact we have so many failures because our mind couldn’t face the “monsters” that lurk around the corners of our mind. We call fear, indecision, procrastination, and just plain sense of avoiding things of the unknown. Set your mind to do, it is not that easy, for a lot of people I see failed. Because a lot of people failed due to tentativeness. Time is money when we become indecisive precious opportunities could pass you by. Fear is the worst it crippled you to a corner and make you a lameduck of your own dream. Doubt and worry are two of the most devastating enemies of people who take action as a means of getting results. Business is dynamic you need to be on top of the situation or rather you will be included in the 99% who failed, say online business. When we decide to pursue something whether education, personal, business which I gave as an example. Put your mind like a lion. There is no – no but yes. Yes, I can do it. Yes, whatever it takes. Yes I can. For if you perceive that you can, you will achieve but if you think you can’t then you are right. Our mind dictates primarily the results of our destiny. 

  9. Hi Linda,

    We are always the enemies of ourselves, and it’s true! I think the key is to mainly focus on your goal and leave other’s comment and words behind. I often got confused and want to quit when I encounter some obstacles, but quitting is not an option for me. I relax for a while instead of quitting eventually.

    Thanks for sharing this article, I hope you could keep going on the path and take a rest 🙂

  10. Great article, Linda!. This is a major issue that subtly affects a lot of us. procrastination, inaction, fear, lack of self-knowledge, all these tend to get in our way. Another reason we stop ourselves is because of habits. I believe we are largely creatures of habit. once we have a new idea which is not a habit yet, it tends to be difficult to do but as we start and get going, we found out that it naturally becomes easier and we get used to it. Thanks for bringing this up.

  11. This is a great topic. In fact we have so many failures because our mind couldn’t face the “monsters” that lurk around the corners of our mind. We call fear, indecision, procrastination, and just plain sense of avoiding things of the unknown. Set your mind to do, it is not that easy, for a lot of people I see failed. Because a lot of people failed due to tentativeness. Time is money when we become indecisive precious opportunities could pass you by. Fear is the worst it crippled you to a corner and make you a lameduck of your own dream. Doubt and worry are two of the most devastating enemies of people who take action as a means of getting results. Business is dynamic you need to be on top of the situation or rather you will be included in the 99% who failed, say online business. When we decide to pursue something whether education, personal, business which I gave as an example. Put your mind like a lion. There is no – no but yes. Yes, I can do it. Yes, whatever it takes. Yes I can. For if you perceive that you can, you will achieve but if you think you can’t then you are right. Our mind dictates primarily the results of our destiny. 

  12. Fear is chain locking us down. I always take Christ as example in my life, and when I see the courage He had and how He inspired His disciples to be courageous, I can only be the same. The best example is the one of Paul going to a place where he knew prison and death was going to be his future, because he had a vision, he had a goal to accomplish no fear could stop him.

    I know it is hard to overcome fear but we don’t need to overcome it on our own, Christ will help us, all we have to do is as you said, Obedience and Act upon it.

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. When I set my mind to it, I’ll usually stick to it for couple of months and then kind of forgot why I’m doing it, loose motivation and crumble a little. But I get back on track because it happened so many times that I know the pattern now and work on it. Hopefully I’ll get to the point where I won’t come to the crumble part and just keep doing it.

    It’s so fulfilling and healthy to do something for your own self. Something that gives you a sense of achievement and joy.

    Katya

    1. Katya,
      I totally get it.
      It happens to me too.
      In a matter of fact, this website was done a year ago and I had to re-d it to keep it up t date hence; I had stopped blogging. Point is, I guess it also has to do with discipline.

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