Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, USA
CHAPTER 3 FAITH: The Second Step toward Riches
“There are no limitation to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.” Napoleon Hill
When God created man, he gave man a mind with the intent it was
to be used. But from the beginning, much of the time man has chosen
to live life of limitations. Some allowed others to do their thinking for them,
taking whatever is handed down. Others allowed their thoughts of poverty
ensnare their dreams and desires. Still, many are driven by the negative
emotions cast as “misfortune” or “bad luck.”
I say, “NO MORE.” I choose to change, to use this mind given to me by
my God. Emotionalize the thoughts and desires with faith. Faith in my God
and myself. As Mr. Hill wrote, “A mind dominated by positive emotions,
becomes a favorable abode for the state of mind known as faith. A mind
so dominated may, at will, give the subconscious mind instructions, which
it will accept and act upon immediately.”
The power of auto-suggestion has changed me and strengthened my faith.
I am amazed at the change that was come over me since I started really doing
my self-talk 100s times daily. I know I have a better outlook on life. I feel more
attune to my thoughts, desires, and faith. I know the victory is mine to have.
Truly, “Faith” is a state of mind, the “eternal elixir”, giving life, power, and
action to the impulse of thought.
I want to accumulate wealth: start with faith.
I want look for miracles: start with faith.
I want to defeat failure: start with faith.
I want direct communication with God: start with faith, mixed with prayer.
I want to transform my thoughts into spiritual equivalents: start with faith.
I want to lash on to the power of my God: start with faith.
In TGR we read, “Thoughts which a man deliberately places in his own
mind, and encourages with sympathy, and with which he mixes any one
or more of the emotions, constitute the motivating forces, which direct
and control his every movement, act, and deed!”
I will achieve my purpose by taking definite action. I will repeat my
self-talk, reminding myself of who I am and who I am becoming. I will
never stop until I reach my goals. I will serve others for that is what I am called.
In God I do trust, for I am made in his image and in his likeness. I am
wonderfully made and all things are possible in him. I do trust in my abilities,
talents, and skills, knowing everything else can be learned. I do trust the MFF
system and will continue to grow in the use of it.
Thanks the Michael and the MasterMind family for the support and leadership given.
Lubbock, TX USA
PS: “Faith isn’t the ability to believe long and far into the misty future.
It’s simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step.”
Joni Eareckson Tada, author