However, stepping over into this new realm isn’t always easy. And many people come up against the very same obstacle no matter what it is for which they are exercising their belief. That obstacle is: what can be observed as the realistic present circumstances of one’s life through the five senses versus what one is believing. And, when this comes up for some, they find themselves arguing for what they “see” as real versus what they are believing to be real.
One might say, “I’m believing for my healing but everything that I can see and feel, and everything that the doctors report as my condition tells me that the reality of the situation is that I have a serious disease and I need to subject my body to invasive medical treatment.” However, the reality of any situation is never dictated by what one sees, hears, smells, tastes, or feels. The reality of a situation is only given by what one perceives to be the truth.
The reality of me as a writer can only be given by the future into which I’m living. If I only believe that what my five senses tell me is my current life as a writer will always be my life as a writer, I would discontinue writing for others immediately. However, I choose to believe that I have a gift and I believe that gift will open doors for me to make a living through writing and doing other things about which I am passionate. My life as a writer exists today because of my perception of seeing myself as a published author. That life is the life I live into every day as given by the future I have created for myself.
We must always remember that believing in anything does not require us to deny the existence of our present circumstances. In fact, faith allows us to say with surety, “although my current circumstances point to my insurmountable debt, I believe, and I therefore speak by faith, that all of my bills are paid and I am financially free.” You see, faith can look into the eye of present circumstances and tell them to give way to the truth – the truth being what we perceive to be the reality of the situation.
The reality that we believe in is that everything on this earth is made up of the same thing – energy. And just as the heavens and the earth were created by the language of God, we were created in His very image and we therefore have the same creative power to speak to the circumstances of our lives and command them to fall in line with the reality of the universe – that we create our lives, and we attract the circumstances that surround us.