Somebody said that “your success is limited by your imagination”. No wonder the bible says that as a man thinketh in his heart so he is (proverb 23:7).
So your life is controlled by your thought. God also speaking in Genesis 11:6 “and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do” So in reality you can’t go beyond your thinking.
My father in the Lord Bishop David Oyedepo said that “you can’t feature in the future you can’t picture in the scriptures”. You need to see it before you can have. I knew years before I got married that I was going to have a peaceful and loving home.
Zig Ziglar said “what you picture in your mind, your mind will go to work to accomplish. When you change your pictures, you automatically change your performance”
So many times you hear people including believers say that marriage is full of troubles? Some even go to the extent of calling it a necessary evil. How then do you expect to enjoy marital bliss if it’s full of troubles or evil? Apostle Paul admonished us to think positively in Philippians 4:8;
“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”
It’s clear from the above, that the mentality of the believer in marriage should be positive. Anything short of that often leads to disaster. Let us look at how John Mason captured the story of David and Goliath in his book titled “An Enemy Called Average;
“The brothers looked at the obstacle and figured that it was too big to hit, but David looked at the obstacle and figured it was too big to miss”
If you are not married, start thinking about lovely marriage/home, but if you are married and are going through challenges, I encourage you to change your thinking, because if you change your thinking, you change your marriage for good. What you think, is what leads to your actions, and your actions leads to your attitude, which eventually is you. Remember the very powerful charge given to us in Joshua 1:8;
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate therein day and night, that thou shall mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shall make thy way prosperous, and then thou shall have good success”
Do you know that Joseph was a prosperous man even in the house of Potiphar (Genesis 39v2)? So it was not being a Prime Minister that made Joseph prosperous. He was already prosperous before he became a Prime Minister. So your marriage is already successful, only if you can see it and work it out just like Joseph did concerning his destiny.
I read a book titled Think Big by Dr. Ben Carson, and he said that “God has given to every one of us over 14 billion cells and connections in our brain”. What are you using your own to think about; positive or negative thoughts