REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
AFFIRMATIONS FOR THE INNER SKEPTIC
Affirmations give you the power to
change whatís in your heart. They do more than change the way you
think; they also change the way you feel.
People frequently talk about changing
their mind, but rarely talk about changing their heart. Changing
their mind is relatively easy, but changing their heart is hard, and
few do it.
Changing the way you think is an
exercise in logic. Your rational mind is always open to the power of
reason. It easily swallows watermelon size chunks of truth as long as
itís logical. You usually need to say an affirmation only once for
your rational mind to buy into it. If the affirmation is logical,
your mind accepts it and files it away without argument.
THE INNER SKEPTIC
Your emotional mind isnít so easily
convinced. Itís hard to change the way you feel. You may need to
repeat an affirmation fifty times before your emotional mind accepts
it. Itís an eternal skeptic and must be shown the truth many times
before it will believe. That is why affirmations are so valuable.
You can repeat them until you overwhelm the inner skeptic and change
the way you feel.
People believe they are creatures of
reason, and to a point, they are right. Most of their decisions have
an element of logic, enough logic that they fool themselves into
believing that rational decisions rule their lives. Nevertheless, it
doesnít take long for reason to be overwhelmed by the power of
emotion. In the battle between reason and emotion, most of the time
emotion is the clear winner.
THINKING WITH YOUR HEART
The Bible says, ďAs a man thinks in
his heart, so is he.Ē This passage of scripture is a clear reminder
that you are a creature of emotion.
The majority of people think with
their heart rather than with their head. When you talk to them, they
are more convinced by the power of your emotion than by the power of
your logic. Huge segments of humanity follow their heart, but rarely
turn on their mind. Critical thinking vanishes as they sail on the
ocean of emotion.
When great orators give speeches,
first they talk to your heart, and they may never get around to
talking to your head. They know that if they can move your heart,
your mind will probably come along for the ride.
EMOTION SHOUTS WHILE REASON WHISPERS
When you have a problem, your
emotions quickly get your full attention. They shout at you and stay
in your face until the problem is gone. The voice of reason doesnít
stand a chance when it whispers a few rational thoughts. You canít
hear what itís saying over the storm of emotion thatís roaring through
When your emotions are out of control
and not listening to the voice of reason, donít argue with them. You
will never win the argument as long as emotion is in the driverís
seat. When the storm of emotion subsides, the power of reason will
put you back on even keel and allow you to sail on the ocean of your
AFFIRMATIONS OVERWHELM YOUR EMOTIONAL
If you want to influence your
emotional mind, donít argue with it. Instead, overwhelm it with
positive affirmations. The inner skeptic is massively susceptible to
the power of positive affirmations. When reason tells you one thing
and emotions tell you another, your emotions hold sway in the short
term. Itís not that the power of reason is weak. Rather, itís that
the power of emotion is so strong. When the two are in conflict,
emotion emerges the winner because it overwhelms the rational mind.
The inner emotional skeptic isnít
interested in logic. Itís more susceptible to the power of repetition
than it is to the power of reason. If you repeat anything enough
times, the inner skeptic slowly has a change of heart, and it changes
the way you feel. You never need to argue with your heart. You
simply overwhelm it with positive affirmations.
Affirmations are not aimed at your
rational mind. Instead, they take aim on your emotional mind to push
it in a positive direction. They transform your life by putting good
things into your heart. Repeating affirmations increases their power,
and the more times you repeat them, the sooner you feel better.
Affirmations are especially effective
in the hearts of people who have a personal relationship with God
based on love. Godís love is the most powerful force in the universe,
and when his love floods your heart and mind, it heals your damaged
emotions. Affirmations help you focus on Godís love and practice his
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