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How to Alter a Negative Circumstance by Faith

Updated on September 8, 2017
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Matthew is a college student who is passionate about writing. He lives in Nigeria, West Africa.

Christians are supposed to be the most powerful and influential people on earth. This is because they have the most powerful force on earth at their disposal; this force is faith. Faith is like a force; a force that’s capable of altering the course of nature. It’s by this force that miracles are worked because a miracle in itself is an alteration of the normal course of nature.

Changing a negative or unwanted situation to a good one, or to one that works in your favor requires some prerequisites. The law of faith must be obeyed to the uttermost because without total adherence to the law of faith, things might not just work out fine. Here, the requisite keys that will help change any negative circumstance and make joy be your present hour reality are enumerated here.

First of all, it is of great importance that, as a Christian, you recognize that there’s really nothing bad in you; there are only good things in you. Some might not readily accept this because they ‘feel’ there are some bad things in them but God says otherwise. In 2 Corinthians 5:17, the Bible says: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”

Now, if all things are become new, we need to know where or who all these new things came from. Then we can evaluate its quality of being either good or bad. Well, the very next verse, 2 Corinthians 5:18 reads: “All (these) things are of God…” You see, if you’re in Christ, that is, born again, the Bible lets us understand that all the things in you are from God, and that means they’re all good because there’s nothing bad in God.

In addition to this, Philemon 1:6 reads: “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” This verse makes it clear that your Christianity becomes effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing that is in you. It’s important you see only those beautiful deposits that God put in you; until you change your view about who you are in Christ, your direction, and ultimately, your life would not change. Remember, Christ is in you (Col. 1:27). The excellence of the Spirit is in you (2 Corinth. 4:7). God lives in you by the Holy Ghost (Ephesians 2:22).

After having a clear understanding of who you are in Christ, You also need to become conscious of what you have as your inheritance in Christ. Hebrews 11:1 makes it clear that faith is a function of ‘things not seen,’ so I’m not talking about your physical possessions. 2 Corinthians 4:18 puts it more beautifully, it says: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

You see, being conscious of your unlimited blessings in the spirit realm gives you transcendental blessings in return. This consciousness is gotten by meditation. That’s why God told Joshua in Joshua 1:8 to mediate day and night because it produces a consciousness that makes him observe things in God’s eternal perspective. And that will ultimately make him succeed in the affairs of life.

Indeed, it’s time to stop focusing on the superficial, fleeting present hour reality that might not look attractive, and turn your focus and meditation towards your spiritual realities and blessings that’s eternal.

Philosophers have also gotten a hold of this truth as they happened to discover this in a law pertaining to what the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:18. It’s called The Law of Vibration and Attraction. It explains that, whatever you focus on your mind for a protracted period of time is bound to manifest itself physically. In essence, it connotes the idea that you attract to yourself whatever you focus on your mind. It actually makes clear why some people keep attracting what they do not want, while others attract exactly what they do want. Change your consciousness from henceforth by focusing your mind and meditating on the eternal Word of God.

Finally, a faith proclamation needs to be made in line with your new line of consciousness. This is the final step in altering a negative situation; therefore, it’s got to be taken seriously and grasped acutely.

Moreover, it’s important to note that faith proclamation or confession isn’t to be made just for the purpose of manifesting what you don’t have or can’t see. By going in that direction, you’ll be questioning the authenticity of your consciousness; you’d be affirming that the required consciousness of what you have isn’t there, which is in itself a requisite that ought to follow your confession.

Without a doubt, if you’re conscious of something, it is a proof that you have it for real, even though you can’t see it in the physical, yet, it’s tangible on the inside (in your spirit). This is what faith is; faith is a response from your spirit, not your mind, and it comes out in your words. Hence, you must have it first naturally in your spirit, and then you can speak and bring it forth into the physical through your words.

It’ll behoove us to note that without proclamation there is no faith. This point is clearly enunciated in 2 Corinthians 4:13: “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.” Taking a closer look at this verse of scripture, we can see that it said: ‘I BELIEVED, and therefore have I SPOKEN…’ Now, that ought to be the sequence; not the other way round. If it’s not orderly, it’s not going to be productive. This is how you live by faith; you believe and continually proclaim what you can’t see until it becomes a reality. That’s how to alter a negative circumstance, and turn it into your favor.

Victorious living is the birthright of every Christian. Jesus overcame the world for us, and we ought to rule and reign in this world. John said we overcome the world by faith (1 John 5:4). And by faith you change anything to work towards your good. Hence, it’s only normal for a Christian to live in dominion, dominion produced by faith.

© 2017 Matthew Joseph


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      Paul K Francis 4 months ago from east coast,USA

      I prefer humility and service over dominion, but I like your ideas concerning the good that is inside us all. It is the goodness of God's love. Have a great day.