A lesson from Job

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – Above Life’s Turmoil

This principle was not easy for me to accept and I fought it for a long time. As miserable as my life was at the time I learned this concept, I was certain that there was no way that it was due to the thoughts that I had held. There were too many other reasons why things had gone bad – my ex-spouse, the economy, a client who had wronged me, and on and on and on. Since I wasn’t responsible for my “bad luck” then certainly my thoughts had nothing to do with it.

But I was wrong. Like the biblical Job who said, “the thing I feared most has come upon me,” I, too, had thought myself to where I was.

Dr. Walter Doyle Staples, writing in “Think Like a Winner!” says, “I credit one simple concept with getting me started on my journey into self-discovery. After a great deal of study and contemplation, I came to the conclusion that people have in their lives today exactly what they keep telling their mind they want.”

Like Dr. Staples, it was a moment of great illumination for me! The logical side of me said, “if you and you alone can think yourself into such a mess, then surely you and you alone can think yourself out of it.” And that I did. It wasn’t overnight and it wasn’t easy, but it was a sure thing! And by accepting all of the responsibility for where I was at, and all of the responsibility for where I was going, I experienced a tremendous joy and freedom because I knew in my knower that if I got myself into the predicament, I could get myself out.

Of course, I had some great inspiration along the way. And I will always remember Les Brown’s three steps to take during “hard times:”

1. Have Faith (didn’t Paul say, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for…”)

2. Remind yourself: “No matter how hard it is or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it!”

3. Have patience and engage in consistent action.

And that’s worth thinking about.

4 thoughts on “A lesson from Job”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this Article “Lessons From Job”. It is so true that what we think about we bring about and personal responsbility is the first step to true Freedom. I appreciate you and the speakers from Claim Your Power Now in helping me on my journey to Freedom. Much love and Belief…Priscilla (TX)

  2. Great articles…
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  3. That’s a great reminder! I will get in the right frame of mind and think great thoughts for myself and then life tends to get in the way and I go back to my old ways of thinking. It’s hard to change my thinking for good, but I’m glad I now have an awareness of it. At least I can catch myself when I’m thinking distressing thoughts and change them. I had the same problem as Vic when he started out and hated the end of the month because he didn’t know if he’d be able to get the bills paid. I realize that I have the same fear at the middle of the month when I have most of my bills due. I haven’t gotten out of that thinking yet, but am trying to work on that each month.

  4. The Laws of attraction are undoubtable I am still everyday learning to accept the concept also, there are people out there have got it..Even while writing this comment I have found myself remove the words if, but and try these are words that people have got to overcome like bad habits and I am succeeding still in practice and practice makes perfect. I accept graciously…

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