Do you believe you can do more?
An online dictionary defines belief as ‘trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something). We all believe in something or someone whether it be positive or negative but, the question is, do you believe you can do more? It’s tempting to answer off the bat but, if we are honest believing doesn’t always translate to doing.
It doesn’t matter whether you are at the pinnacle of your achievements; you can do more because you are designed to get better and better. Now, that doesn’t mean becoming big-headed or going on an ego trip. No. It means slaying your doubts, fears and unbelief so you can accomplish whatever you were put on this earth to do.
Fear and doubt
Fear and, doubt has a corrosive effect on our belief. These negative duos have a way of hiding deep within the recesses of our souls. Left unattended, they have a destructive impact on our hope and, confidence whether we realise it or not.
A couple of years ago, I realised I was coasting. I had achieved all the goals I had set for myself, to my surprise, I had exceeded them. So, I wrote out ten goals without any conscious thought. I looked down. All of the goals were finance-oriented. I was shocked. I was scared of almost everything financially oriented. But, I knew, if I wanted to achieve my next set of goals and, have a better quality of life, I needed to overcome my fears.
Like a sponge
Before I knew it, I was reading or listening to books on finance. I listened to Tony Robbins, Money Master the Game on audiobook. For the first time, I fully understood my investment statements and, the psychological aspect of finances. Overcoming Underearning by Barbara Stanny taught me about emotions and, money. Kenneth Copeland Ministries taught me the spiritual aspects of finances. I heard that the borrower is a servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7. ) Ouch! Then earlier this year, while listening to Dave Ramsey’s podcasts, I heard how I could use my skills to create another stream of income. There’s more to my story, but, that’s for another time.
Discomfort is a sign of growth
I’m not going to pretend; this period was one of the most uncomfortable periods in my life. I was financially strapped and stressed. I had more than one meltdown. My stomach would churn, I would feel like it’s too much, but, I kept going by faith. I set goals, made my vision boards and, spoke out loud scriptures that lined up with my vision for financial liberation. It hurt! Then one day, I was out walking along listening to a podcast by Terri Savelle Foy, she said: “discomfort is a sign of growth.” I leaned against a wall in relief. I was growing!
The investment I put into facing my fear of finance is paying off – literally. I’m no longer in a tight place and, I have been able to help others. Thank you, Lord! I’m not going to stop. I know the next book I am going to read on finance as well as re-reading the ones that got me here.. I’ve learned that you need to act on your belief in spite of what you see or feel. Remember, faith without works is dead (James 2:17.)
Believe you can do more, because you can.
© Dawn H Jones
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