James 1:18 (AMP)
And it was of His own [free] will that He gave us birth [as sons] by [His] Word of Truth, so that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures [a sample of what He created to be consecrated to Himself].
Accepting God’s Word as the source of truth for your life equates to taking responsibility, and taking responsibility equates to exercising your authority. (See Genesis 1:26.) Accepting God’s Word as the source of truth for your life is the solution to self-limiting beliefs because now you are a new creation filled with the divine nature. (See 2 Corinthians 5:17.) Your old nature has passed away and now the God of all possibility is living within you!
The real truth is that there’s only one person responsible for the quality of the life you live, and that person is you. If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that happens in your life. You start taking responsibility for your life when you give up blaming and complaining. Instead of always reacting to life by blaming and complaining, you start responding to life with thanksgiving – you focus on the blessing, not on what’s missing in your life. Reacting is negative; responding is positive. Taking responsibility for your life means responding to life with the Word of God instead of always reacting to your circumstances.
Taking responsibility for your life (responding to life) means giving up all your excuses, all your victim stories, all the reasons why you can’t, and all the reasons why you haven’t up until now. Some people are always making excuses for their shortcomings, and that is why success eludes them. I heard one person say, “99% of all failure comes from people who have a habit of making excuses.” One well-known motivational speaker gave the antidote when he said, “Study anything for 1 hour per day for 5 years and you’ll become an expert on that topic.” In other words, you don’t have to settle for your present limitations; you can break the current barriers that are preventing you from enjoying the success you want.
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