Personal Development

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Mark 11:23

Moved by faith. Everyone has things that stop them. Everyone wants to get somewhere but something is standing in your way. So what do you do? Every problem is different and the things that stop you will be different from what stops me and the way to conquer the mountain will be different except when it comes to the faith department. Faith is the ultimate ideal to walk, talk and act in.

So often we can be looking with an optimistic view of the problem one day and then the next be in plunging despair over it. This is natural feelings about it and that's where we go wrong. Enthusiasm and even having a positive attitude about our mountain may do nothing but make us feel a bit happier or our problem a little less monumental in our eyes, but the real answer, just like Jesus told his disciples, was saying to the mountain words of faith. Those words have effect and power because the supernatural ingredient that is Spirit born faith is active in them.
Unless faith takes hold in our spirit, we can end up being like the wolf in the three little pigs story, who huffed and puffed as he tried to blow the brick house down and only succeeded in exhausting himself over it. We can achieve far more over our situations if we properly bring them to God and get into a real heart of faith.

Faith is a heart action that is inspired within us by hearing the word of God. It's not a mental resolve, a determination to succeed but a God inspired reality that this mountain is moving and comes from a revelation that God is God and nothing is impossible with him.
It also requires allied to our faith, action on our part. That's where determination comes in and a possible positive view emerges that we are going to shift this blockage out of our way.
It could be fear that stops you, or laziness, it could be many things that hold us back in multiple areas, but learning how to tackle and confront our Giants is a very important lesson to learn, so that we can deal with what life throws our way.

We like to talk about being powerful allot but its always good to keep in mind where that power comes from.

God.

Everything we are, do, and will do or be (feeling confused? Me too but bare with me) is because God gave us Jesus and Jesus left us the Holy Spirit.

That kinda means that naturally we are powerless. Yeah I know scary! But wait because it's a good scary because if we know that we are in our physical bodies weak then when we feel powerful and strong that can only mean we have been quickened by the Holy Ghost.

Overgrown Shed

"Words words words I'm so sick of words!!…" Audrey Hepburn’s view of the lack of action on the part of a reluctant Rex Harrison in my fair lady. This is not to say I'm a star struck fan of musicals, rather, a neat little way of entering into my topic!
I wonder if God ever gets fed up with our words! Yes lord I'm going to do that, yes lord I've made a commitment… again. I fear our words sometimes don't add up with our actions. Our mouths are saying “yea yea” while our actions are saying “no no”! This is a discrepancy in our nature that desperately needs addressed.

So this problem of why we end up with a lot of talk, and not a lot of action on the ground, definitely needs looked at, because if we're ever to break this cycle of talk, don't act syndrome, then we need to look at possible reasons why were doing this!

1. Laziness: Or as the Bible calls it 'slothfulness'. This condition is very much warned about and is epidemic to our society today. 
The word in Proverbs chapter 24:30 gives a vivid description of the frightening results of laziness! 

Ok so right now you may feel like the last thing you wish to talk about is the positive, but God always is in the positive. There's nothing negative about God, or his Spirit within us.
If your finding yourself in a place that's depressing you, or bad stuff has occurred, then contrary to how you may be feeling, this is THE moment to get back into a place of faith.
You do this by getting Gods word around your ears and allow that vital connection of BELIEF to seize hold of the power in those words and turn around your fortunes immediately.
Faith is, after all, just a heart beat away from Gods children. You may step out of faith but that amazing gift remains with us forever. The difference is in how much we use it.
To have the 'Head and not the tail' revelation, is to understand Gods will for your life.
It's not about being superior to anyone, it's not about having more worldly goods than anyone but about understanding that your life is joined through Christ, to the power of Gods Kingdom. That Kingdom is the head and most certainly not the tail.
The lie that brings folks down, is that your problems your fears your situations are too hard for God to do anything about but the word says In Isaiah
"I AM God, is there anything too hard for me?"
Do you want to be the person who turns round to God and says yes?!
Yet we do that all the time.

“I'll never change this”
“It's hopeless”
“I've prayed and nothing's happened”

Firstly praying about something in your natural, and praying about stuff through the Spirit are two entirely different things.
The prayer of faith (the one empowered by the Spirit of God) has GREAT power made available to it but prayer from repetition or religion or from a start point of unbelief, will not bring the desired results.
Anyway as we were saying, God’s will for us is that we should be above our situations not our situations dumped on us, so we're found lying beneath the rubble of disaster.
God has made you to be the head! That which is glorifying to him, because let's face it, if your life is a mess as a child of his, then there's something wrong!
His aim for us is to be living the good life that he always predestined for us to live and that entails us first catching the revelation of those words.
Jesus came to give us life and that life in abundance and until it overflows.
Nothing of those words speaks to me of lack or limits or depression or disaster or living life through the eyes of defeat.
It says that Jesus defeated death and Hell for us so that we could rise again out of Spiritual death into a new life filled with hope and promise and the power of his Spirit at work within us to champion our cause in the battles that life throws our way.
Many Christians are just not in touch with this revelation and so they live in a defeated way in a kingdom that doesn't know the meaning of defeat.
You need to open your heart to God and pray he opens the eyes of your understanding that you may realise the exceeding greatness of his power that is to us who BELIEVE!!!
Then you'll start to comprehend the exciting fact that yes you were created by God, just like original Adam; to rule and reign as a son and daughter of the Most High, called to a purpose and experience that transcends the pitiful limits of this present world, and grabs hold of the mystery of the Kingdom of God that says your born again to win in life!!!