After all the prayer and all the prophesying; what must you do to bring about the change you’re excepting?
The first thing that I keep as a constant in my life is “self-insight”.
Inner vision determines outer vision.
Vision determines acquisition.
Your success and failures in life hinge on the “in-sight” you have of yourself.
It’s the most basic but most complicated element that affects what you do, where you go, what you achieve or what we receive.
Insight affects how you perceive a thing which in turn affects what you receive.
When I say “inner vision“, it’s not only about how you see yourself but more so; how you understand yourself.
The ability to take a close honest look at what makes you who you are and how you are is not easy. It can be quite painful and disappointing. Most of us are not strangers to an over, exaggerated opinion of ourselves.
It’s only when we’re willing to look inward that our outer vision is perfected.
Why do so many people avoid this aspect of personal growth? Because looking inward requires visiting the cracks and crevices in our being that we either don’t know are there or just don’t care about.
Getting excited about being blessed is the easy part. Coming to the place of enjoying them in divine fullness quite another thing.
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Psalm 128:2
Self-insight also includes the ability to look at yourself impartially.
This is so not about self-loathing or self-condemnation. This is about coming out of the emotional and thought patterns that hold you back from being your best, doing your best and receiving the best.
I (Wisdom) love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me. Riches and honor are with me enduring riches and righteousness. Proverbs 8:17-18
Every day should include self-evaluation. It’s when you truly evaluate the world inside of you that you can honestly affect the world outside of you.
I learned a long time ago that in life you don’t attract what you want; you attract what you are.
Here are 7 questions you should ask yourself daily:
How was my day today?
What are the things I did today?
Were my choices and actions worthy of improvement?
How can I become more knowledgeable in the areas I see are problematic?
What are the tools I can use and the knowledge I can apply to change these issues/circumstances?
What were the emotions I felt today and do these emotions reflect and honor Christ?
How can I celebrate myself today?
- Pray over the responses you made.
- Ask the Lord for clear direction on what to do for improving the issues in your life that are keeping you from the best. You need a plan. All builders have a plan before they form what they see inside. God is the master builder and He takes great delight in showing off His work — You.
When you look in the mirror remind yourself that you are a tree planted by the rivers that refresh your soul and renew your mind. You are planting seeds of faith and enjoying their fruit in season and out of season. You are not withering or decreasing. At the touch of your hand; everything is prospering.
You were created with eternity and authority in mind.
If you don’t like what you see; change it.