Updated: May 26, 2020
Subconscious: is the part of our mind that is not in current awareness. It is the part of our consciousness that is not being focused on and is lying dormant.
Conscious: having knowledge of something; aware.
As with all beliefs, whether negative or positive, it all starts with a single thought. A single thought that is repeated often enough until it is accepted as an unchecked truth by your subconscious mind. You must become conscious of which beliefs limit you and overcome them by reprogramming your mind at the subconscious level.
How can we do that? Program our minds? Subconscious? Conscious?
Philippians 4:8 is one of my favorite scriptures where it tells us, "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Positive affirmations and thoughts can re-program negative beliefs. Any thought you repeat often enough will over time be passed down to your subconscious mind to create a belief. If the new statement is repeated enough times, it will over time over-ride the existing negative one.
I remember there was a time not too long ago, that I would tell myself that I would never love again or experience love again. I told myself this repeatedly. This was a normal thought pattern for me. One day as I was reading my Bible plan, I read a prayer from the series by Cora Jakes Coleman called "7 Prayers for Ferocious Warriors." The Prayer that spoke to me at that very moment was called, "Prayer for Healing from Hurt and Betrayal." That was a simple yet powerful prayer. I decided that I was no longer going allow my mind to have limitations on the thought of loving again.
I remember praying and asking God to really heal me, literally! I re-programmed how I thought and now I have a very different perspective on how I approach the thoughts of being in a relationship and loving again. I am very open to the possibilities and opportunity! Because guess what, I am a good catch! I didn't always think that I deserved good things, why, well my thoughts were limited! Let me say this as well, I had to first love myself. I had to forgive myself of some past things, and release some people in order for me to move forward. I did it y'all! I did it!
I am here to tell you that limits truly exist in our minds. We limit ourselves in so many areas. We can talk ourselves out of a good thing, for REAL! Achieving your life’s purpose and dreams are within your reach. You simply have to listen to what you’re telling yourself, it's all in your mind!
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