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God’s word is timeless. Many people enjoy the quotes of infamous people more than they enjoy reading the Bible. For many entrepreneurs we’ve read many autobiographies and we are inspired by the works and words of many who have succeeded before us. But I’m sure you have never thought that the quote was actually inspired by the original word…the word of God.
Today, I’d like to discuss positive thinking quotes by great entrepreneurs. You will be surprised when I show you the correlation between God’s word and man’s word.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.â€ Winston Churchill
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.â€~Zig Ziggler
Change your thoughts and you change your world.~Norman Vincent Peale
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
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.~Philippians 4:8
So, these very brilliant positive thinking quotes were inspired by God most likely taken from the Word of God and reverberated back in similar thought… Said a little differently but arriving at the same conclusion. We know that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:~ 2 Timothy 3:16″. So therefore the truth of the way to succeed in life is written originally in the Bible.
As a Man Thinketh is a literary essay of James Allen, published in 1902. The title is influenced by a verse in the Bible from the Book of Proverbs chapter 23 verse 7, As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.~Proverbs 23:7
Meditate and pray on His word for guidance, inspiration and motivation. You will find all you need in Him!
Psalm 37 Of David.
3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 The blameless spend their days under the LORDs care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked will perish:
Though the LORDs enemies are like the flowers of the field,
they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;
22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land,
but those he curses will be destroyed.
23 The LORD makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.[b]
Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c];
the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts;
their feet do not slip.
32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
intent on putting them to death;
33 but the LORD will not leave them in the power of the wicked
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
34 Hope in the LORD
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.
39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The LORD helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Inspired this morning by his word to stay focused and to not fret or be worried if someone is moving faster than you or has more than you. Put your trust in him and success in every sense of the word will be yours. This poem written by King David was inspired by the promises of God. We should also be so inspired by his love and protection. To always have the righteous rise to the top.
A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. (Note that in our ultra digital age, you can also create vision boards to display on your computer screen and mobile devices. )
The supposedly ‘universal law of attraction‘ says you can begin to manifest your dreams into reality by yourself. The concept of the vision board (also known as a goal board, goal map, or treasure map) has been around for generations, but its gained a renewed interest and popularity after John Assaraf, a motivational speaker featured in the best-selling DVD documentary The Secret related his story of using vision boards to achieve his dreams. What worries me about the message is that John Assaraf and others of this doctrine have taken the meaning of ‘spiritual’ to mean something other than being in perfect harmony with God. In fact, John Assaraf coins himself as being a “spiritual Entrepreneur” that Integrates Science and Spirituality together to achieve maximum results in business and life (paraphrased from www.johnassaraf.com). In an interview on Larry King Live Mr. Assaraf states that we have to reclaim our own ‘power’. Remember folks, power doesn’t come from us; it comes from God.
So the problem with Assaraf is that he doesn’t make any claim to the fact that these teachings come from God’s word or that He himself is a man of God. It seems to be a taboo thing right now to make any claim that the knowledge comes from one of the oldest books we have in the history of the world which is The Holy Bible.
Holy Bible: A General Overview
The Holy Bible is a phenomenal account of history, comprised of 66 books, written over approximately 1600 years, by at least 40 distinct authors. The Old Testament (Old Covenant) contains 39 books written from approximately 1500 to 400 BC, and the New Testament (New Covenant) contains 27 books written from approximately 40 to 90 AD. The Jewish Bible (Tenach) is the same as the Christian Old Testament, except for its book arrangement. The original Old Testament was written mainly in Hebrew, with some Aramaic, while the original New Testament was written in Greek. Read More In a nutshell, the new age ideals come from ancient scriptures. So lets get back to the root of the issue so we are sure not to run down a path of mis-information and twisted thoughts created by new authors who may lead you down a path of destruction (if you’re wondering what’s the worse that can happen, you’ll need to study just as I have and ask for knowledge, wisdom and understanding. If you do, He will reveal the truth to you).
I have had this subject on my heart for some time now. So let’s get this straight, am I saying that Assaraf is wrong and you are not supposed to have a vision board? Far from it! What we are set out to do here is prove to you that these new age ideas are partially right. But they leave God out of the picture and there is where you will run into heart ache and pain when you are not aligned with his word and when you don’t have an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ to your creator who has left us a gift, that gift is the Holy Spirit and through the Holy Spirit you have the ‘power’ to manifest your desires hopes and dreams.
Acts 2:38 English Standard Version (©2001)
And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Furthermore, it is written that we can surely create a vision of what we hope for and dream for. I was so blessed and full of grace when his words were revealed to me justifying the ideas of vision boards along with every other positive thinking doctrine I have ever read in writing through Phillipians 4:8
King James Version (KJV)
8Finally, 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.
Once again, The Word of God is behind the thought process of the World view of positive affirmations etc. We must be careful to understand that the power to be blessed with your desires only comes from grace from the Lord. So if you subscribe to the doctrine of the world which says that YOU are the one manifesting these blessings into reality, beware and be careful because you may be opening the doors to spiritual confusion and chaos.
Your dreamboard should can be filled with ‘things’ like Aston Martins and big mansions. But, the thing about it is you must think on the life style you will live. Put a picture of you and your family on the dreamboard a happy picture! Put a picture of the husband or wife and kids you want to have.
In this case, we are following Paul’s Holy Spirit led suggestion to think on what is Good, think on what is pure and lovely! Because the fact of the matter is the car will not make you happy but the lifestyle you are thinking of will correct? So, concentrate on the thought of the lifestyle and the peace that you will feel. The gratification that you have worked hard and long for.
Be pleased to know that Jesus Christ says in John 14:13 American King James Version
“And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”
This is the entire reason I started TheTrueVine.info, in my studies I thought about whether or not what I learned by watching TheSecret.tv in 2006 was right or whether or not the Word of God was right because there are some cunning similarities. In my search for knowledge it I found that there isn’t much difference between real life and the SciFi channel! Do you remember the movies about the evil trolls that grant wishes or do you remember The Devil’s Advocate with Al Pacino and Keanu Reaves? In those movies the idea that you get everything you want is real and true but because you didn’t realize who gave it to you it was an evil trick. I believe these SciFi/horror movies are very close to real life. So I am going to point out a few things that you may find very interesting to say the least.
Let me start off these examples with Ephesians 6:12 which teaches us; For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Synopsis of the Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction states, like attracts like. Whatever you focus your thoughts upon will be drawn into your experience. Thoughts are magnetic and so attract to them more thoughts like it. Emotions and feelings are powerful amplifiers to thought. It is an energy phenomenon. It does not matter whether you desire the thing you are focusing upon. That which you are thinking and feeling will be drawn into your experience regardless. That is why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It is why the better it gets, the better it gets, and the worse it gets, the worse it gets. That is why fighting something you don’t want will always draw it into your experience. Think of yourself as a large magnet that draws to itself that which it is focused upon, and you will have the concept.
One of the corollary’s of the Law of Attraction is the principle of conscious creation. In order to get what you want, you must deliberately create it, through the conscious exercise of your free will choices. If you do not your life will be created for you by default, most likely through your own unconscious belief system reinforced by the thoughts, ideas and beliefs floating around in the mass consciousness, or by picking up and buying into the beliefs of others. A conscious creator causes things to happen in his or her life!
The Law of Allowing or, The Path of Least Resistance
The application of the previous four laws depend upon the fifth. It is vital to maintain a pure creative vibration aligned precisely to your desire. Resistance, indicated by negative emotion, places counter-thought and counter-intention into your creative vision. You can work, and work, and work and still not succeed, because the effectiveness of all action cycles is dependent upon your state of being. This precisely the opposite of what many of us have been taught; however, the universe has been designed to support your decisions and your vibrational orientation. Action is a subset of thought, for thought precedes action.
When you want something you want it now! However, no matter how skilled or resourceful you are there is always a time lag between the original conception and the manifestation or achievement of the goal. The creative process takes time! Allowing what is wanted essentially keeps your attention on the wanted thing, and off of the fact that you don’t have it yet. This keeps your vibrational signal oriented in the right direction, and allows you to rendezvous with the people and resources that match up with you. By not resisting the wanted thing you allow the law of like attracts like to work in your favor. Whatever you place your attention on you get more of. By relaxing into your creative process you strengthen your intention and become a more powerful attracting magnet for the things you want, and a more effective co-creator. In short, allowing is the aligning of your vibration with that of your desire.
When your thoughts, your focus and your intent are exclusively on what is wanted, you feel relaxed, joyful and lighthearted about the goal. Paradoxically, the more joyful you are, the less hard you have to work, and the more powerful and effective are your actions.
Brief Synopsis of The Word of God
And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
King James Bible
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
American King James Version
Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
American King James Version
And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
King James Bible
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
American King James Version
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, said he to you; but his heart is not with you.
I will stop right there on the comparison because it’s actually alot deeper! I am already at over 1000 words in this post so and this is a lifetime of study! Here’s why we are warned and given examples of tricks played on us in SciFi and horror movies; If you decide to be an Atheist or Agnostic you are picking a side, the wrong side. In Luke 16:13 we learn “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
With that said, don’t be surprised when you end up like Keanu Reaves in The Devil’s Advocate because you decided not to choose God as your reasoning behind the blessings and grace you are granted. In Proverbs 24:16 The Word of God also teaches us “For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” I know what you are thinking at this point, I’m not wicked, I do good to others and I give to others and everything I do is good so that doesn’t apply to me right? Well consider this passage in Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
I’m sure you all have heard that infamous passage in the Word of God which is “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
There you have it in God’s word, similar principles if not the same principles but the interesting thing about The Law of Attraction is that they took God out of the laws! Register to receive rss feeds from the TheTrueVine.info because we will cover the biblical laws of the universe… “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2
May God be with you! Be blessed