Are You Undermining Your Own Destiny?

In HIS Presence

Are You Undermining Your Own Destiny?

Read: Numbers 13:1-33

Meditation verse:“There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight (Numbers 13:33)

Did you know that you can be your own destiny derailer? It is often said that if you want to see the person holding you back, take a look at the mirror. Your biggest limitations are the ones within you: fear, anxiety, self-doubt or limiting beliefs, all of which have their roots in your mind.

Your mind is powerful. It is the seat of your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, dreams and perceptions. If the mind is skewed or unhealthy, you have a big problem at hand. “Your thoughts influence your emotions, your emotions influence your beliefs, your beliefs influence your decisions, your decisions influence your actions. Your actions influence your outcomes in life and your outcomes again influence your thoughts”. It’s a vicious circle.

When asked to spy the land which God was giving them, the children of Israel saw themselves as grasshoppers. Their thoughts had a huge influence on their beliefs which evoked fear in them, leading them to say: “we are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we” (Numbers 13:31). Only Joshua and Caleb believed differently. They ended up being the only ones amongst the spying lot to enter the promised land.

Be careful how you think because your life is shaped by your thoughts. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Your internal beliefs about yourself has a huge influence on your external success. Your thoughts determine your behaviour or reaction to circumstances. How you behave will eventually become your habits and your habits will eventually determine the course of your life. Your mind can be your greatest tool for success or your biggest destiny derailer. So, get rid of that grasshopper mentality today. The greatest disability of a man is in the mind and not the body.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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