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“In order to be someone you’ve never been, you got to do something you’ve never done,” says motivational speaker Les Brown. This principle teaches us exactly how to be that someone you’ve always wanted to be.

Controlling your subconscious mind through auto-suggestion and positive thinking is where it all begins. The subconscious mind works day and night even while we are asleep, it will guide you safely to your destination, like a lighthouse guides ships to shore!

Research which described a success formula during a 20-year period discovered by author Napoleon Hill teaches how one person can achieve success and another not.

In his study, he researched the formula whereby anyone who applies his principles for success can achieve beyond their wildest expectations. In his chapter on the subconscious mind, Hill reminds us, get his book’s first 10 principles down to a science first. We must begin utilizing every principle successfully before this principle will kick in.

Hill talks about using your mind to visualize your future as you want it to be. And, he talked about following your hunches — the messages that you get from your subconscious mind. The best way I can describe this chapter is to remind you of how the Holy Spirit works. It is also a reminder of how important it is for us to have faith. You will not visualize your future with confidence if you do not have faith.

The subconscious can be consciously programmed and controlled by the conscious mind. The subconscious mind is the source of insight, intuition, imagination and creativity. Garbage in, garbage out; positive affirmations in, you will begin to see your future through faith.

The subconscious mind is also your direct link to universal consciousness, which is the source of all power and creativity. Amen, it is where the Holy Spirit operates!

Your subconscious mind is accessible only when you learn how to still the hyper activity of the conscious mind and hear the voice of the Lord speak to you. Meditation is an excellent technique to accomplish this control.

God works in different ways with different people. He spoke to Adam, Abraham, Moses, Deborah, Samuel, Elijah, Mary and Paul, and he speaks to us today too.

Just as the Holy Spirit decides to give different abilities to different people (1 Corinthians 12:11), he works with us in different ways, because he has different jobs for each person.

For s, he speaks subtly, in general principles; for others, he must speak with unmistakable detail. Each of us though, must listen in the way that God has made us, the way He chooses to deal with us. The important thing is that we listen, and we are ready and willing to hear what he says. We must be listening for his leadership rather than ignoring it.

Speak those things that be not, as though they were! Do you really know how powerful that scripture is? Wow! Every time I have done exactly what the Holy Spirit said to me so clearly in my spirit, my life changes for the good!

How many of you out there reading this column ignore the Holy Spirit? You really believe your mind is playing tricks on you, when those wonderful thoughts of things you ought to do in your life. For you, what you’ve heard in your spirit seems to be much too much; but here is when your faith in God must be your reminder. Scripture says, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you!” It also says, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He surely will direct your path!”

Those directions come from that powerful brain of ours, that subconscious mind — the Holy Spirit! Listen, and obey when you hear those powerful marching orders.

I tell you, you’ve got to trust God and practice walking by faith and not by sight!

Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Visit her website,, send comments to, or call 202-518-3192. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.

Lyndia Grant

A seasoned radio talk show host, national newspaper columnist, and major special events manager, Lyndia is a change agent. Those who experience hearing messages by this powerhouse speaker are changed forever!

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