The Bible is pretty specific on how to change anything in your life; ask, believe, receive. Notice it doesn’t say ask, receive; it says ask, believe, receive.
Receiving comes after believing, which means what you believe will determine what you receive.
If your beliefs are in line with what you are asking for, you are in good shape, if not you have a serious problem.
Let’s take the example of weight loss.
I know of many people who pray to God to help them lose weight. I have also heard some of these same people say as you get older you are supposed to gain weight.
Do you see the problem here? They believe they are suppose to gain weight as they get older, yet they are praying that God help them lose weight. Is that crazy or what?
They base their belief on studies they’ve seen (probably done by over weight researchers trying to justify their own weight gain) that say because your metabolism slows you are suppose to gain weight as you age.
Yet you can walk down just about any street and see elderly people who are not over weight.
Your life is driven by your beliefs. If you don’t like the road you are headed down, change your beliefs and you can change to a different road.
For every person who believes they can’t do something, you can find another person who has already done it because they believed they could.
So ask, make sure your beliefs are in line with what you are asking for…and get ready to receive!