Principles of Success 26 An Example in Dreaming

I want to try and help you in the most practical ways on how to do what God has called you to do and be a success in life. Now, let’s use finances as an example, as it is universal. Let’s say it is January 20th and you need £10000 on January 31st. Maybe it is a debt you have to pay, maybe it is payroll for your staff, maybe it is rent for your business. In the natural, you have absolutely no idea where you are going to get £10000 from. You have £35 in the bank. And that is that.

How do you deal with a situation like that? Hopefully by now you realize the solution to this problem is in your imagination, but what do you dream, what do you think? What thoughts will solve this problem?

Most people do not try and solve that problem with imagination, they try and solve it with effort. Their first thought is “I will give it all I have and work hard” – but every second they are working hard they are worrying, they do not expect the money to come in, they are full of doubt and are battling fear.

The main image in their mind is what they do not want. Even if they are working hard to get away from that image, that image of poverty and lack is still the domination thought in their mind. Recognize that?

If the image in your mind is of lack, and you then reinforce that image by working hard out of fear and anxiety, then your image of who you are – someone who is in lack – will manifest, and by January 31st you will not have the money. The gauge is anxiety. If you are anxious, your imagery is wrong! You have to realize that the wrong images will affect your body – even making you sick.

So if that is not the approach, what is? You have nothing in the bank and 11 days to get it in our example. Firstly, let’s understand clearly the problem is not a lack of money. That is a symptom of the problem, the problem is a lack of knowledge. People are not destroyed through a lack of money, but a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4.6).

Now the first think you need to know is this: you can put whatever image you want in your mind, so why put an image of lack in there. Think something better than that. There is no excuse for a lack of knowledge because all the knowledge is out there. You can have an image of lack, so why not have an image of success. Start to imagine yourself with the money, start to see yourself paying that bill, start to see yourself with the money doing what you need to do to increase and walk in victory.

You could have less than £100 in the bank, but as soon as you can see the money in your mind, it will be there. You do not need to know where it is coming from, but you can form an image of it being there to the point where you are not worried about it.

Life is not what happens to you. It is what you see when what happens to you happens. The people who fail to be fruitful, it was not their circumstances, it was their image that was the problem. Hold the image of success in your mind and heart until there is no anxiety just peace. Keep it active in your mind, and that image in your spirit and soul will produce the money in your life and bank account. You have faith, you are a born again and have the power to see the invisible and do the impossible. You can walk in what most of the world, and most of the church sadly, say is impossible. You can go through the fire and not even smell of smoke, not even be anxious.

What image you hold in your mind is up to you. The choice is yours. It’s what we call free will. I get very concerned when people tell me that their life is out of control. It is entirely up to you to choose life and love and light. If you are in the dark, dying and feeling anxious, depressed and selfish, then you are the one who has the power to do something about it. Do not blame God – dream of what you want, expect it, image it, and it will manifest in your life.

Nothing else matters more than who you think you are in your heart. Are you the person who has the money in your heart, if so that is who you will be. Are you the person who has no money, working hard to get what you know you do not have, then that is who you will be.

Choose to be the dreamer. Choose to have the right image, and watch the harvest come in, watch your dreams come true. Focus on the right image, and the good will flow in your direction.

Now, this will work for anyone But that story is not a parable, it happened to me about three years ago, and I spent three hours praying in tongues, holding that image in my mind and heart, knowing that I had the money I needed. At the end of that time of prayer, I went to the gym, and by the time I was home, I had nearly £7000 come in within two hours. Within the next 48 hours, I was holding the money in my bank account that I held in my heart. That is how you walk in success.

Published by Tree of Life Church

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