Power Thoughts: I “Believe” I Can Fly

There is no denying life’s tough sometimes. However, what do you do when you have kicked, screamed, cursed, slapped, pressed, spat, pushed, fought, cried, fell out, acted up and acted out and angry at God because you feel like it just can’t happen for you? I have learned that you have two choices when doubt enters into your mind you can either adapt it as your truth or “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV.

On the other hand, when a person believes in oneself, they can think and imagine themselves walking through open doors, able to fly, able to soar, and their state of mind begins to transform and create a shift that makes them believe good things are going to happen to them and through them.

According to Wikipedia, “I Believe I Can Fly” is a 1996 song written, produced and performed by singer R. Kelly, from the soundtrack film Space Jam. Although Kelly has had two number one songs on the pop chart, “I Believe I Can Fly” is his most successful single. This metaphor opened up even the minds of the ones who never believed in themselves before. In other words, it made people genuinely transform their thinking of how they should view themselves even if it was for a short faze. They could picture themselves “flying,” soaring, and walking through opening doors. pexels-photo-1441620

Consequently, it all starts with the images and pictures in mind; if you could only imagine the good life and future, God has planned for you. See, it’s not about what you can see with your natural eye, but what you cannot see, and that’s where faith comes into action. “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith, we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”  Hebrews 11 {NIV}

It’s easy to believe in something when you have evidence to back it up, but what about when you don’t have the evidence, or you don’t see the plan, purpose, and destiny God promised? Does that mean that God is a God that lies or does it say we are a people who can’t show “faith” as small as a mustard seed without allowing doubt to slip in because we have decided not to keep our choice solid as concrete regardless of what the natural eye can see? “It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.” Mark 4:31 {NIV}

In many cases our most significant challenges are our self-concepts of self;, in other words, we worry so much about what others think about us or what others have that we cannot wait on God to give us what He promised us. Therefore, we allow doubt to creep in and stale the moment we have been waiting on God to move to only have to wait all over again to build up the mustard seed of “faith” and turn it into action.

For me, I limit myself on social media. Why? Because most of the time the posts are not real, and besides I don’t have time to view each photo that pops through my Facebook or Instagram feed. By not doing so it helps me to focus my creative energy and make things happen by implementing small—yet powerful— changes in my life.

For instance; have you ever watched a sad movie and began to tear up when something tragic happens and then start to laugh when something funny happens? Well, imagine having thousands of friends going through your social media feed, and you learn about each person story on top of your hectic day. It would pretty much drain you of your time and energy leaving you feeling depleted, and unable to figure out what’s the matter with you or why you are not satisfied or grateful for what God is doing in your life.

Subsequently, think about what’s deep inside you and what type of person you want to be, the lifestyle you want, the house you desire, and the location you want to live. Ask yourself, “how does the person I like to be, do the things that I need to do to get the results I need to accomplish?” I believe doubt begins to appear when we start to think we have to know “how” things are going to happen for us instead of just accepting that things are going to happen for us.

In my opinion, our biggest downfall to crippling our faith is that we need to be in control of the “how.” How is it going to happen or how is God going to do it?  In all honesty, “the how” belongs to God, and the “believe” is our part.  God will never fall short on His part. We have to make sure we show up with our mustard seed faith and without any wavering doubt. “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11: 24 {ESV} I believe God will give you the desires of your heart as long as it aligns up with His “Will” for your lives.

Finally, everything the Lord does for us is accessed through faith. Faith is what brings the things God has provided for us from the spiritual realm into the physical realm (Heb. 11:1).  Are you ready to let Jesus handle the “HOW”? If so, it’s your time to believe you can fly! It’s your time to believe you can touch the sky (think about it every night and day, spread your wings and fly away). It’s your time to believe you can soar! It’s your time to believe you can walk through those open doors! I believe you can fly; I believe you can fly! Do you believe you can fly?