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By Breanna Echols

February 22, 2023

Belief is such a simple thing, however simple, does not make it easy. I’ve found that faith is often something you have to fight to keep, until the things you’ve been hoping for have started to come into view.

They say the best views come after the hardest climbs. But what people often don’t think about is the danger of that journey. Danger is something we all try to avoid. It’s a survival mechanism. But I’m learning that nothing worth having comes easy. You have to fight for it.

We fight so many unseen enemies. Doubt. Fear. Failure. Anger. Rejection. Anxiety. Depression. Sorrow. Guilt. Blame.

But almost all of these things are born from our own heart.

The word says that above all else, you should guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. (Proverbs 4:23)

How true this has become for me.

In my opinion, the only safe place for your hopes and dreams is in your imagination, but due to circumstances and pain and disappointments that shape our perspective over time, we tend to turn that safe place into a torment chamber. We go from rehearsing our daydreams to reliving our nightmares, and we live in a past/present reality.

Did you know that 95% of the thoughts you think today are the same thoughts you thought yesterday?

We are addicted to predictability. Until we find the courage and apply the discipline to break that cycle, we will never see the change we hope to see take place in our lives.

Think of your brain like an old projector, and your life as the screen.

Whatever slide you put on that projector, is what you will see take place in your life.

Like a “blueprint”.

If you want something different, you need to change what you see in your mind. You can do anything you set your mind to do. It takes work, but trust me, this is work that is worth your effort.

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