“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Have you ever felt out of alignment—either physically, emotionally, or spiritually?
There are many ways our lives and bodies and hearts and minds can get out of alignment with God’s best intentions for us.
When we step out of His love, His rest, His peace, or even His presence, our lives can quickly fall into misalignment on all sorts of levels.
If you’re not growing, your life is out of alignment.
Many of us are ignorant that our lives are misaligned.
We are quick to blame forces outside of ourselves—the circumstances, people, government, and too often, the enemy—for what isn’t working in our lives.
But more often, we allow our lives to become misaligned because of socialization.
We defer to our relational constellation, the people we hang around, and how we were brought up to determine how high we fly.
If you want to change the flock you fly with, you must first change yourself.
The truth is, when you change, everybody and everything around you must adjust to accommodate your growth and progress.
Don’t wait for people or circumstances to get into alignment with your hopes and dreams; align yourself.
Could things be the way they are because you are the way you are?
What one thing can you change that can change everything?
You can change the way you think.
You can change your expectations.
How would knowing that God wants to use you to impact a multitude of people change your thinking about what’s possible?
God is wanting to increase your influence wherever He has positioned you.
God is actively providing you with opportunities to increase your network. I encourage you to leverage these opportunities, because when your network increases, so does your net worth.
I want to take you to Genesis 48:16 where Jacob laid hands on his grandson Ephraim.
Jacob was not only laying hands on him so he could prophesy over him and transfer an anointing, but to bring alignment to his mind.
When hands are laid on you, it’s not just about what God is going to do for you, but it’s also about what God is aligning you to.
Whenever hands are laid upon someone, it means God is inviting them to cooperate with a mantle adjustment.
Adjusting your spiritual mantle requires a realignment.
In other words, there is an adjustment of perception or “alignment of the mind” taking place—a mental adjustment.
Your mind is spiritual, but your brain is physical—your brain seeks homeostasis.
If God sends you a word that challenges you to grow, your brain is going to fight you every step of the way.
Anybody that has been on a diet can testify to the brain’s resistance to change. This is why breaking a habit is so challenging!
You can’t just break a habit by stopping something; you have to break a habit by creating a new habit. This works by the law of displacement and the law of replacement.
If you displace something, you must replace it with something else.
You break a bad habit by replacing it with a good habit.
When it comes to God bringing alignment so you can grow and increase in your ministry or business, it means you will have to change the way you think—you will have to change your mind.
And when you change, the culture will have to change—procedures and precedents will have to change—but your brain will always want to do the same thing the same way.
Do the same, get the same. Do different, get different.
Once you start changing, your brain is going to resist. Your own neurobiology is the biggest stronghold you will be required to overcome.
So when God begins to invite you into a realm of growth, you don’t have to worry about the enemy fighting against you.
Too many of us use the enemy as a reason why we can’t change.
Do you not know God has given you power over all of the works and wiles of the enemy?
Even so, it’s most probably not the devil fighting against you. More often, it’s our own wiring; we misfire because we’re mis-wired!
God wants to rewire your mind so you think thoughts that will enable you to maximize your potential.
God wants to reset your mind.
When Jacob lays hands on Ephraim and Manasseh, it gives God an opportunity to reset their thought processes.
Jacob commands a blessing and prophesies:
“God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,
The God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil,
Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them,
And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”
I decree and declare your children are being redeemed from all evil—your grandchildren and great grandchildren, and all of your loved ones are being brought back and pulled out of evil—not by your hand, but by the Angel of the Lord.
Jacob was not only commuting a blessing, but he was transferring influence.
The name and the anointing God placed on Abraham that made him influential and wealthy was being transferred.
Jacob was saying, “How God transformed my life, I’m transferring that to you. You are going to think differently. You are going to think like a powerful and wealthy person of influence.”
Your thoughts are a precursor to your lifestyle.
I decree that however God shows you that you’re going to live in the next 2-3 years—whatever vision He has given you—whatever prophetic word He has spoken over you—I decree and declare that you are acquiring the necessary mentality right now!
If you want to be the best in the industry, you must think like you’re the best, you must act like you’re the best, dress like you’re the best, network like you’re the best.
Many of us don’t leave the realm God delivers us from because we’re afraid of what people are going to say.
I say, give people something to talk about!
It starts with a mentality.
Your internal reality will express itself externally as the reality you experience.
Whatever the realities are in your life, don’t try to fix your circumstances, fix your thoughts.
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”
Show me your life, and I’ll show you your thoughts…
Are you ready to align your thoughts with God’s divine purpose for you?
If you’re serious about doing the work of living in divine alignment, plan now to join me for Kingdom School of Ministry July 15-21 in Atlanta!
I look forward to seeing you there!