Pearl Sullivan Bronx, New York, United States
Chapter 3 – Now Faith Is…
“Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” Hebrews 11:1 (AMP)
“And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].” Mark 11:22 (AMP)
“The emotions of FAITH, LOVE, and SEX are the most powerful of all the major positive emotions. When the three are blended, they have the effect of “coloring” the vibration of thought in such a way that it instantly reaches the subconscious mind, where it is changed into its spiritual equivalent, the only form that induces a response from Infinite Intelligence…Not only thought impulses which have been mixed with FAITH, but those which have been mixed with any of the positive emotions, or any of the negative emotions, may reach, and influence the subconscious mind.
From this statement, you will understand that the subconscious mind will translate into its physical equivalent, a thought impulse of a negative or destructive nature, just as readily as it will act upon thought impulses of a positive or constructive nature.” Napoleon Hill
By faith, I came to believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity. By faith I submitted myself to that power! These are the two most powerful steps in the AA program that helps an individual begin the process of restoration back from rock bottom. These were the steps I took back in 1998 that led me to Christ. During this process, it was my faith that since God created me, only He could fix me.
In the years that followed, I followed my faith that God could when I can’t. This is a daily process, which I have found to be extremely beneficial in my daily walk with God. He will guide me and lead me into all true and justice that is necessary for me to be of benefit to society. It is by faith that I learned that as I walk with God, He will take care of ALL my needs. I have nothing to worry about. As I take the right steps towards success, He will allow the blessings and abundance to flow.
Since rejoining this Mastermind group as a real participant, I have seen the hand of God in my life daily. Yes, I knew He was there, but my faith has been strengthened again as I go through the process of knowing. I deserve everything God has planned for me. Even in the middle of my human mess, I am blessed by the hand of God.
Last week Jill Freelen wrote of confidence, “Sometimes confidence is all that's needed for me to reach that next level. This only comes when I truly believe in myself and my abilities. If I doubt myself, it won’t work. I cannot successfully fake my confidence anymore than I can fake my true desires.” My confidence must be in the ability and power of God working through me to obtain the desires or assignment, which God has given me as my purpose for existing. This must be my daily focus, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. This major goal of achieving the wealth necessary to start my compound for retired police officers.
I’m now researching how the VA works and the other veterans’ organizations work. As a private foundation, the goal must be to become self-sustaining and uncompromised for the future officers that will need our services. The more I think about this the more substantial and detailed the plan becomes. This assignment would not be in my core essence of being, if it was not for me to start the right way. My faith and confidence will grow through my consistency to eliminate the negative emotions and thoughts that come from the darkness. I will continue to speak my daily prayers and affirmations, and rewrite them as my belief and confidence grow into more wisdom and understanding about myself and the path I am on.
Thank you, Linda and Michael Dlouhy, for continuing to encourage and know that this is the best right thing you have created for others to truly Think and Grow Rich!
Pearl Sullivan, Bronx, NY