July 30, 2022

by Kimberly Hobbs 

Are you, your best?
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)
As I went to piano lessons as a young girl, I’d play what I was told and spent tons of time practicing. I cried more times than ever. Getting through each music piece was a grueling effort, even though I  practiced it.
 I had practiced and practiced on the piano keys, yet the music did not come easy to me. Playing it for the teacher only brought many mistakes. I’d just sit at the piano and cry.
I remember hearing someone’s story once who spoke positive words into their life.
I decided I had to make a mind shift like they did and tell myself, “I’m the best piano player in the world.”  I began to tell myself over and over that I was the best! As I got older and continued my lessons, I became better and better at the piano. I wanted to be good. I knew I could be good.
As time went on sitting down at my lessons became easier and I was happier. More confident. Less tears! Was it a fluke? I don’t believe so. The crying became less and the affirmations of being the best piano player became the only voice I heard. It got louder and louder as I got better and better. Although back then I did not relate this to God, I can do so now.
What I told myself I began to believe. Eventually, I received it in my mind and my piano lessons got better! Sure, the practice helped, but so did my mental state.
Take whatever comes your way and turn it for good, as God does for each of us who believe.
He works all things together for good.  Take charge of your life by living in the “infinitely more” state of mind. Believe in your head and in your heart that Ephesians 3:20 has already happened to you. See what God does with your faith.
Renew your mind in Christ Jesus. He will prompt you to not only “say” you are the best at something, but He will also help you “achieve” it.
You can do ALL things through Christ who gives you strength.