Think It, Be It
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7a (KJV)
Our thoughts shape who we become; who we are. To change ourselves, we must change our thoughts. Our lives go in the direction of our thoughts.
For example, if we believe and think that we are sick, we will begin to become sick. If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. It’s pretty simple, really. We become what we think. If we think that we are not capable and that we have no talent or ability, that is what we will be. We will never achieve more than we think or believe we can. And we can also achieve great things if we think so. The tower of Babel was evidence of this. Because they thought they could build a tower to heaven, they began to accomplish it. Look what the Lord said about it.
And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Genesis 11:6 (KJV)
Because they actually could do as they believed they could, the Lord had to stop them by confusing their language.
God’s Word is the thing that can change our thoughts, and thus change us. When we gain God’s thoughts and begin to speak them, our actions and our lives line up with His plans for us.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2 (KJV)
God even helps us by telling us what to think on.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (New International Version, NIV)
You can become whatever you need to become in order to carry out God’s will on the earth. Think it, believe it, say it, do it, and achieve it.