Sitting in Relief Society today, a life coach lesson was reiterated to me through the scriptures.
And again, believe that ye must repent of your sins and forsake them, and humble yourselves before God; and ask in sincerity of heart that he would forgive you; and now, if you believe all these things see that ye do them.Mosiah 4:10
Now, usually I would read that as “believe and then go do it.”
But what if what is actually being said is “If you believe, just watch– you’ll then do it.”
There is a relationship between our beliefs and our actions.
WHEN we believe, the action naturally follows.
The belief creates a feeling (faith, conviction, commitment, etc) which then drives the action.
I actually had an experience where I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep and thinking about my business. I had a thought, “People are waiting for me.” It actually created a feeling in my body that made me want to get up and go do some work right then.
So if you believe, you will do. If you aren’t doing, then you don’t really believe.
This might sound harsh, but it’s not. It’s a clear sign of what we need to work on.
What’s the scripture? “Help thou mine unbelief.” (Mark 9:24)
I think there are many levels of belief. We are striving for that deep level of KNOWING something that can’t be proven.
Let’s take reading scriptures as an example.
If you truly, honestly, deeply believe that reading scriptures daily will bring you blessings, then you will read your scriptures daily. If you aren’t reading your scriptures daily, then it’s a sign that you don’t really believe they will bring blessings/knowledge/etc.
This can be applied to anything in our lives. It doesn’t have to be churchy stuff.
You might think you believe that date nights are important to your marriage. So then why aren’t you doing them regularly?
Because you don’t really believe they will make a difference in your marriage.
And when that’s your true belief, it’s easy to let date nights slide.
The action of not going on a date regularly shows you what you really believe.
You think you want the evidence first. As if it’s a one to one correlation. I go on a date with my husband —> everything is blissful in our relationship.
But the correlation isn’t always that direct.
You have to hold the belief first, then you will see how they are important to your marriage.
And here’s the kicker: if you don’t believe date nights are important, no amount of evidence will change your mind.
You must believe first to see the results.
So what action are you not taking? How can you use that as a sign of a belief that is lacking?
Mark 9:23 All things are possible to him that believeth.
Maybe you aren’t signing up for a free consult call because you don’t actually believe that I can help you?
What if I can? What if this is the very thing you have been looking for, and it was right here under your nose?
Just try on the thought that a life coach might be able to help you. When you believe it, then you will sign up. Not a moment before that.