Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Connie Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2017-05-07

CHAPTER 3
FAITH: VISUALIZATION OF, AND BELIEF IN, ATTAINMENT OF DESIRE
                                                                                                   Second Step Toward Riches

 
Do you like mustard on your hot dog?  I am a big mustard fan.
 
Did you know the mustard seed is the smallest seed (at least the last I learned)?  To spread mustard on a bun, it takes hundreds of thousands, or even a million of seeds.
 
Christ said, "Because you have such little faith, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you."
 
What keeps us from moving "mountains" in our lives?  We work from one of two viewpoints:  FEAR or FAITH.   FEAR paralyzes us when we meet resistance and perceive that we are out of control..  FAITH takes us beyond what we can see, touch, taste, smell or hear.  It gives us COURAGE to literally change our lives for the better.
 
Developing faith is as easy as talking to ourselves.  Hill said, "Repetition of affirmations of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith."
 
Affirmation is another word for what we call self-talk.  On my wall beside the bed are two affirmations I share with Nathan.  One is for what we desire.  The other is the list of what we need to be prosperous:  DESIRE, FAITH, LOVE, SEX, ENTHUSIASM, ROMANCE, and HOPE.
I then have some of my own.
 
"It is a well-known fact that that one comes finally to BELIEVE whatever one repeats to one's self , whether the statement be true or false.  If a man repeats a lie over and over, he will eventually accept the lie as truth,  Moreover, he will BELIEVE it to be the truth."
 
It matters what we BELIEVE and in what we have FAITH.  Repeating our self-talk consistently and having FAITH that is true, there is no limit to what we can achieve!
 
Thanks to Michael and Linda for this opportunity and support, to Bob for helping this BLUE focus and clear away the clutter, to all those on the phone for their encouragement, and to Nathan for just being there.
 
Connie Grimes
Lubbock, TX
USA