One of the most common things said about god is that he works in mysterious ways.
I laugh sometimes when I hear this because it’s like saying electricity works in mysterious ways…
Yes, electricity is complex, and is difficult to understand if you’re not very familiar with the terminology and science behind it, but there is extensive documentation on how electricity works and while it may be difficult to learn at first, it would become very easy to figure out how it works in great detail if you invest the time to learn about it.
The same thing goes for how god works.
It’s probably easier to learn how god works once you find the right resource (because there’s a lot of junk out there about this), but I will tell you this, you already know how god works, and are already using god’s power, even though you may not know it.
For those who want the easy path to how god works, here are the highlights (I’ve spent almost 30 years trying to figure this out, so you may want to invest some time in additional reading, but this is the gist of it.)
Since we are all part of god, and god is always listening to you, the first thing that you need to know about how god works is that god keeps listening for messages from you.
In this case, it can be compared to how a computer works: the computer isn’t doing anything until you tell it to do something and then it goes and does it without judgment if that thing is good or bad.
The sad part of this is that most people don’t know god is always tuned to them, and they keep sending out messages that are bad for them just because they don’t know better.
If you keep thinking about being poor, you are sending god messages of poverty, and god will act to help you get to that thing of which you think of most.
If you send god messages of sickness and suffering you will get exactly that. This leads to the next part of how god works which is decision.
This is probably the most important part of how god works and the most difficult for some people.
Most people drift through life, just rolling with the punches, but as I mentioned earlier, god is always listening to what you want, and if you don’t give him clear direction, he’ll just give you what you’re thinking about at the moment.
That’s why the most important step in the god process is to make an active decision about what you want god to act on.
A ship that doesn’t set a course will always drift at sea and never reach its destination, and the same for you.
If you want to be rich, you need to decide to be rich and start thinking rich thoughts. If you do, god will act on them.
If you want to be rich, but keep thinking about how poor and miserable you are, god will keep giving you poverty and misery because that’s what you’ve decided to think about. This leads to the next step which it thought.
Once you make an active decision about what you want god to do for you, you need to focus your thought on it.
If you want to be rich, focus your thought on being rich.
If you keep your thoughts focused on being rich, god will pick up and that message and act upon it.
One important distinction to make here is that you need to think about the actual thing you want god to act upon, and not thoughts about WANTING that thing.
Here’s what I mean:
If you keep thinking “I want to be rich”, god hears “want to be rich” as your desire.
So you keep getting the “want” part of it because it’s your desire.
You will be filled with yearning and want and all that goes with it, but not the actual thing you were trying to get.
On the other hand, if you think “I am rich” (or “I am becoming rich” if you are not comfortable with the first thought), god will pick up on that message and then start working towards that.
Another important thing to mention is that many people let others or outside circumstances decide what they think about for them. For example, if hang out with people who complain about not having money all the time, you’ll probably start doing the same to fit in. If you want to be rich, but let your mind drift to thoughts of not having money, you’re going to send that message to god, rather than the one you originally wanted.
Once you decide on a thing you want, you need to focus your thoughts on it and not let anything sway you.
The last component is also critical for success and it is action.
Did you hear the one about the guy who kept praying for god to help him win the lottery?
After years of prayer god finally responded and said “ok, but you need to buy a lottery ticket first!”
The same goes for you.
Once you make the decision and plant the thoughts of what you want in the “god process” you’re going to start to see “divine pings” everywhere.
God will keep pointing out opportunities everywhere you go and then you must actively decide if you want to pursue them or not.
This is where action comes in.
If you decide to sit passively by the sidelines and let these opportunities pass you by, you’ll slowly erode the power of the thoughts from the previous steps and eventually god will see you’re not really serious about what you want and stop sending opportunities.
If you start taking action on these opportunities, god will see that you are serious about your thoughts and keep sending you more and bigger opportunities to better yourself.
Remember this, we are all part of god and as such, god wants us all to become the best we can be. If we increase ourselves, we in turn, increase god, and that’s a good thing.
Once you understand the above process and start to actively decide what you want, passionately think about becoming that thing you want, and taking action on the opportunities god gives you, you will see the power of god and that his works are not mysterious at all.