Hey guys 😁, ever wondered how you came to believe something? Well, I will be explaining the Principle of Believing in this article.
There are 4 steps that you must take before you can believe something. These steps are:
[ 1 ] Hearing / Seeing.
[ 2 ] Knowing.
[ 3 ] Accepting / Rejecting.
[ 4 ] Believing.
[ 1 ] Hearing / Seeing: The eyes and the ears are the door-way for information to get into a person’s brain, so it is only when someone tells or not (you can also hear from GOD through the Holy Spirit). This is why you have to be careful with what you hear and see, because not all things are meant for you to know. Filter what enters your mind.
[ 2 ] Knowing: It is after someone is shown/told about something that the person can have knowledge about it. Knowing is literally having knowledge about something. For instance, if I tell you that it is going to rain tomorrow, it doesn’t matter if you believe me or not; but what is certain is that you heard and by hearing, you automatically know that I said it will rain tomorrow, which means that you have that information in your head. Though there is nothing wrong in knowing about some certain things, be careful; not all things are beneficial to your Christian growth.
[ 3 ] Accepting / Rejecting: (still going with the rain example) Now you have two options, it is either you accept my words or reject it. To accept is to agree with my words; to reject is to disagree with it. The only two possible reasons why you would accept my words is because you trust me or wish for the same thing (though you could get assurance from the Holy Spirit that my words are true, but this is only applicable to Christians). This is a very critical stage. Why? Because once you have accepted something (being knowledge) you automatically believe it, though it is possible to have knowledge about something but not accepting it, which is rejecting it, it would be wise of you to examine whatever knowledge is given to you before you “accept” it.
[ 4 ] Believing: Let’s say you agree with my words (that it is going to rain tomorrow), the moment you do that, you believe my words. To believe is to make whatever you have heard/seen, known, accepted a standard, which means that you have made it the truth and the only truth (many times people confuse faith with believing), but then there are things that could happen to what you believe, which are:
[ A ] Modification.
[ B ] Change.
[ A ] Modification: What you believe can be modified, (still going with the rain example) since you now believe that it will rain tomorrow, if I should tell you that it will start raining tomorrow by 6am and end by 12pm, first you heard, then you knew, then you accepted it then modified what you believed in, so to modify what you believe in, that information must go through the same process as the first, then it will add more details to what you believe in, this is also applicable when you read your bible, the more you read the more the things you believe in are Modified.
[ B ] Change: The things you believe in can change if what you were told was a lie, so for instance if what I said about rain falling tomorrow was a lie and someone comes to you telling you that it is not going to rain tomorrow with proof, then you will no longer believe in what I said again but yes, I know there are those who even when they know the truth, they still refuse to accept and believe it due to Ignorance and Pride.
As long as this article looks, all these happens in a matter of seconds. Be careful with what you hear/see, know, accept/reject and believe for this is what will determine your growth as a Christian because it is what you believe that will determine your perspective: which determines your actions (works). Also, do not forget to examine everything with the word of GOD.
Yours Craziest –
Christian Kanyinda Tshivuadi.
Written on the: 5 / 4 / 2018
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