Turning Belief Into…

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Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief. Sigmund FreudRead more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/belief-quotes

Belief:  “an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.
“his belief in the value of hard work”

Beliefs are a powerful tool, they can shape us, skew our perspective in how we view things.  They can dictate the path we choose in our lives.

As a young boy my maternal grandfather had a tremendous impact on me.  He taught me how to sing, sing Bluegrass Gospel type songs.  When we were together at church he would call upon certain of his children and grandchildren to come up and sing.  The songs were done by memory, no words in front of us, just good old memory work.  So, growing up I was instilled in me that I could sing.  That was a no brainer for me.

Then came public speaking, I had already confidence of being in front of people.  I learned to speak at my home church as a young teenager.  I brought that forward into evangelistic work and as a Pastor.  The belief that I could speak in front of people was also a no brainer!

Yet, there was a darker side in me that had different beliefs.  It was instilled in me that I would always be nothing. My father made sure that I had that belief.

In Elementary and High School there was a belief that I was not good at writing.  That belief has followed me most of my life.  Starting this blog was the beginning of shattering that belief.

Turning belief into believe

Believe: “hold (something) as an opinion; think or suppose.

“I believe we’ve already met”

Some of those things, those beliefs that I had I turned them from belief into something to believe in.

My love of music a belief already instilled in me took me from a meager musician to a piano player that eventually turned into an opportunity to travel Canada and America.

I took the negative belief that I couldn’t write and turned into something I believed by starting to write this blog.

It is not easy to break some of the beliefs that we have deep within our psyche.  Some hold to the belief that we are ugly, overweight, a square peg trying to fit in a round hole.  Breaking those things though can be done by surrounding ourselves with those who truly love and accept us for exactly who we are.  Finding affirmations that we can start to feed ourselves with.

Once we take and turn our beliefs into things we believe, then and only then do we empower ourselves to move forward in a way that is positive!

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