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Trust God and Do, Be and Have Whatever You Believe!

By Lyndia Grant

“Thoughts are things, and very powerful things,” says Napoleon Hill. You can think yourself into becoming whoever you wish, or you can think yourself into the failure you continue to visualize.

When you think something good is happening in your life, yet you don’t really believe the words you utter, or you don’t quite feel you deserve it; you waste time. When you really believe, it’s called faith! Scripture reminds us in Hebrews 11:1: “Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and it is the evidence of things not seen.”

One must see, feel and believe what they say is already true? When you confess out of habit without that inner knowing, you void out what it is you are wishing for. That inner knowing confirms that it is indeed only a matter of time that this thing will become your reality.

When you speak empty words without the inner knowing, you are not a vibrational match with what it is you believe. God (or if you prefer to call Him the Universe) knows your thoughts. There is no way you say empty words without belief this thing will happen and it come true. It never will, my friend, if God knows you don’t really believe it to be true.

Many of you want to do good things, like make your new business grow or increase your membership in your church, group or social club, but in your heart, you don’t believe it will happen for you. Well, it won’t — not as long as you continue to lead with that negative belief system.

Let’s take my own example — the bronze bust of Rev. Jesse Jackson. During one of our fundraisers to pay for the bust, one was held at The Foxe Trappe Supper Club back in the mid-1980s. I introduced Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis, our guest speaker; then said to the audience, “Thank you for coming to help us raise funds for the bronze bust of Rev. Jesse Jackson. Though the money is being raised bit by bit, the bronze bust will be unveiled!” I really didn’t know how that bronze bust would ever get paid for!

That inner knowing was very prevalent! The audience could hear the confidence in my spirited tone, Indeed, I could see, feel and believe that this project would definitely be finished, and it is now the centerpiece of PUSH headquarters in Chicago.

What would have happened had I not really believed? What if my thoughts were negative? The project would never have gotten finished. That doubtful feeling wouldn’t have given me that spirit of confidence, that inner knowing would not have been present, and the audience would have heard and felt it.

Everything begins within — it is truly how we think that makes the difference. Next, the words we speak. Scripture tells us, “Life and death is in the power of the tongue.” So many read these words and hear them over and over, yet they continue to hurl around words that become reality for themselves. It doesn’t matter one bit how you look on the outside, who you are from within is what really matters.

As Hill wrote in his book “Think and Grow Rich,” “Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry, nature wraps up in the impulse [of a] strong desire that something which recognizes no such word as impossible and accepts no such reality as failure.”

Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Her radio show, “Think on These Things,” airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on 1340 AM (WYCB), a Radio One station. To reach Grant, visit her website,, email or call 240-602-6295. 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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