You are what you think about
by Mazuba Mwiinga
“I am God”, declared a friend of my mine at a drinking resort one day. The room which was so rowdy with music and noise came to a standstill with thick silence. “That’s blaspheming!” bellowed a man seated on the corner of the room with a glass of wine in his hands. And everyone agreed. “We can be drunkards, but we always know our boundaries guys. You can’t say you are God!” shouted another man. “May be he is an atheist”, another one asked.
“But we are a Christian nation, so no such views in our nation”, the same man countered. “But it’s my Constitutional Right. I have the right to freedom of speech”, the man defended himself.
A debate ensued. Blaspheme or right to free thinking; it wasn’t my baby nurse as far as I was concerned. But come to think of it, I agreed with the man who declared that he was God.
In the beginning, God created the world, I thought; at least according to the Christian bible; then He created Man in His own image. So when I looked at this man who declared he was God, meant I saw the image of God; meaning I was looking at God Himself; just like the way I see my daddy when I look at his picture.
So if we are images of God, then we know God is God of abundance by the way we see ourselves being of different images. Some are dark, brown, yellow, light etc but still represent the one image of God. The question is, how possible?
Then I realized that, God’s declaration that He created us in His own image has nothing to do with our complexion or appearance. He actually meant that He created us in His own THOUGHTS. In Genesis God declares, “Let there be animals of the world, and creatures of the sea, and there they were. Let there be Man in our own likeness to look after the rest of all creation, and Man was there…”
Bottom line is that, creation was made out of God’s thoughts and Man was created with an extra power of representing these thoughts, meaning that, whatever Man can think about will always happen to his life because he is capable of creating things, and every time he engages his thoughts in any kind of thinking, he is creating real things in his life. By thinking about such things, he is telling his thoughts that, that’s what he wants to see.
That’s the reason why, people who often think of misfortune always get bad things happen to them. People, who are always scared, are always frightened. Those who think of wealth, always live in abundance. Those who think of hate are always angry and jealousy. Those who think can’t progress in life because it’s a family inheritance, always stay that way; in poverty. The brain which stores thoughts is the most powerful organ in man. What you tell it to store, it will store and turn that thought into reality.
So when this man at a pub declared that he was God, he wasn’t blaspheming the Supreme Being. He was telling us that he was given powers by the Supreme Being, to turn his life in any greatness he wanted to or into any worst he wanted it to be. By virtue of being created in God’s thoughts, he was himself a small god ‘legally’ mandated by the Supreme Being to create anything. That’s how people like Peter in the bible were able to raise men from death and heal the sick. That’s why healers are able to prescribe potent herbs that heal people and that’s why magic and miracles happen; because of a thought that faithfully envisions reality.
Think of men who created amazing things in this world; do you think they did it by chance? There is no such thing as chance or coincidence in this world. Everything that happens, happens for a reason and because it was meant to happen; because you yourself created it to happen consciously or unconsciously through your own thoughts. That’s the reason why, it’s always important to have positive thoughts, because if you have them consciously or unconsciously then only positive or good things will be happening to your life.
If you think you can’t do something, then you won’t do it. If you think you can do some sort of thing, then you will definitely do it, because nothing is impossible and everything is possible. Henry Ford (1863 – 1947) said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, either way you are right”, because whatever you tell the mind, whether negative or positive, it will give it to you that very way you thought about it.
W. Clement Stone (1902 – 2002) said, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve”.
So you are a Creator of your own life. God gave you those powers. It’s your power within you. Use it.
Sunday November 6, 2011. (14:12hrs)