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LESSON 39
BELIEVE IT TO SEE IT

Tips/Nuggets 

In Lesson 39 of the My Agreements with Me for Believers workbook, we are discussing "Believe It To See It", believing helps us see things with our spiritual eyes and senses. The world you are entering will likely test your deepest beliefs. Ultimately, it is important to know, however, that whatever it is that you desire to create, you must have a mental image of it first. This is the equivalency of faith.

Believing is the process of seeing things with our spiritual eyes and senses. Everyday the world will challenge and test your deepest beliefs one way or another. So prepare yourself to expand and stretch yourself a little bit more each day. Ultimately, it is important that whatever it is that you desire to create, you must have a (vision) mental image of it first. Trusting God’s provisions for your life will lead you to a life of believing without having to see it first. In order for any relationship to be prosperous and successful, it MUST incorporate child-like faith and TRUST. Ironically on both occasions God instructs us to be child-like which is adventurous, innocent, risky, and imaginative. As well as have the faith of a mustard seed to overcome any challenge of doubt, fear or skepticism. Just as the blindman trust his intuition and instincts, so must we trust God completely. Read Hebrews 11 if you need a greater prescription for faith.
God desires us to experience the spiritual realm beyond our comprehension and understanding to obtain true abundance from him.
Key Verse:
John 20:29
"Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."


Nugget #1 - The formula for changing your thought pattern from a See it to Believe it…to…Believe it to See mindset can be summed up in the book Atomic Habits - The Science of How Habits Work.
 

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Cue / Craving / Response / Reward
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Example:
Roger Bannister was a famous runner who wanted to break the four minute mile record. It had never been done before. Therefore, many before him thought it was impossible because they had the See It to Believe It mindset. But for Roger Bannister he had a different mindset, he had flipped this mindset upside down with a Believe It to See It mindset instead. He literally thought he could be the one to break this record. Therefore, he began visualizing himself accomplishing it in his mind everyday before each run. See below for how this formula applied to him.
Cue = Roger set his mind on achieving his goal with 100% Intention (visually seeing himself accomplishing his goal). NOTICING (VISUALIZING) THE REWARD (GOAL).
Craving = Roger began visualizing how he’d feel accomplishing his goal (visually generating the feeling he would have accomplishing his goal). WANTING THE REWARD (GOAL). This is often tied to your “why” you want it.
Response = Roger’s response was to consistently practice, measuring his progress and making small tweaks (different shoes, etc.) while not focusing on his temporary results, but rather instead his progress towards his goal. OBTAINING THE REWARD (GOAL) using endless mechanisms until he found the one that worked.
Reward = Roger’s reward every time he ran was the FEELING he visually over and over and over again experienced in his mind until he actually accomplished his goal of breaking the four minute mile. ACCOMPLISHING THE GOAL.
Remember everything is created twice. First in the mind and then in reality.


Nugget #2 - When you know TRUTH you just TRUST
This nugget reminds me of when a good friend of mine called me up one day and said, “Hey brother what are you doing this weekend?” I said to him nothing why? He said, “I need you to go check out this training at a certain hotel.” I asked, what is it about? He said, “Do you trust me?” I said, absolutely. So by just knowing my friend and trusting him that was good enough for me to go. I had the faith of “believing without seeing.” And I remember that weekend like it was yesterday. It literally changed my life forever, for the better. Everything I do now, was a reflection of that moment in time. Many of us have experienced moments like this or similar.
So just imagine for a moment if God is TRUTH and he would never leave you, nor forsake you, why do you think we so often doubt our faith? Is it because of fear? Or that we really don’t trust God like we say we do? Either case, if you want extreme evidence of what happens when you do, please read and re-read Hebrews 11 to convince you otherwise.

Going Deeper in the Word

The woman who bled for 12 Years - blind faith
Luke 8:43-48
“Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her. She came up behind Jesus and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped. Then Jesus asked, 'Who touched me?
[This woman had blind faith just to BELIEVE JESUS was the only way for her to be healed. And she would do anything to just touch him or his garment. And it was this type of faith that saved her. She probably visualized this happening over and over again until she was willing to use any method possible to just get close enough to take action on her faith she would be healed].
Doubting Thomas - See It to Believe It
John 20:29
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
We need signs and evidence in order to believe
Matthew 16:4
“A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Then He left them and went away.” [Isn’t all too common we need to see it to believe it. Why did we lose that child-like faith and innocence and trust].
The Lens of Faith in the Spiritual Realm
2 Corinthians 4:18
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Faith Applied
James 2:14-17
“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
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