Do You Believe You Can Have It?

  Post by Carla Nelson

Post by Carla Nelson

Whatever you are believing God for, or whatever desire lies within your heart that has not manifested.  My question to you today is, do you believe you can have it?  Do you really, I mean really without a shadow of a doubt believe you can have it? 

I present this question because recently I was reviewing an area in my life and talking to God about why I had not been able to accomplish this goal.  Then the memory of the conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Iyanla Vanzant came to my mind.  During this well remembered passionate session as I remember it, Iyanla experienced a breakthrough.  She had a revelation and realized that she didn’t believe she could have it, the success of her own show on such a grand scheme.  She experienced fear, even though God said she could have it, she had not fully embraced that she could have it without any doubt or fear.  I remember her saying she was asking why?  Not a question you ask if you are in absolute belief that the thing you want is yours.  She wasn’t saying – ok God, I’m ready to walk into this blessing that you have for me and then embrace it.  Nope, she was asking why.  A sure fire sign of doubt!

I realized that the same was true for me.  I hadn’t walked into this blessing because I didn’t fully believe that I could have it.  I had fear in my heart, which rendered the opposite results of what I truly wanted. 

In looking at past accomplishments, I didn’t succeed by walking in fear.  There was no doubt about where I was going.  I was on a mission and I moved in peace and confidence that was embedded in my soul.  That GUT feeling of YES IT IS MINE, that I call unshakable faith.  If it came high water or no water at all, I believed whatever it was, was in fact MINE!

In Matthew 8:13, this scripture tells us “as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.”  You see that’s what happened to Job, he stated the thing he greatly feared had come upon him.

What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true.

Job 3:25 NLT

So it was for Job, so it was for me, what I believed happened – I didn’t manifest my desire. I could identify, just as Iyanla.  Yet never to fear, there is hope, after Job conquered his fear he ended up with more than he had before.  The latter was greater than the beginning, so I’ll faint not and persevere, this time to receive my blessing.

So the Lord blessed Job in the second half
of his life even more than in the beginning.

Job 42:12 NLT

I’m thankful for this experience, because through it I learned whatever belief is more powerful will rule.  So is there something you are believing God for that you haven’t received?  If so, my question to you is Do You Believe You Can Have It?  So be it unto you. . .

Then Jesus said to the centurion, ‘Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.’ And his servant was healed at that moment.