“The ability to believe is the most powerful force at mankind’s disposal. Everything that has been done, for good or bad, was done because someone believed it could be or should be done. Every problem that has been solved was solved because someone believed it could be or should be solved.” ~ Andy Stanley
I heard the most amazing sermon this morning at Buckhead Church. Andy Stanley spoke about the power of belief, and it literally brought me to tears.
Most of it had little to do with Jesus, God, or the parables. It was all about human nature. Andy talked about how the ability to believe is the most powerful force known to man. About how we constantly look for evidence to support what we believe to be true. And about how much easier it is to believe, when we live in a community that shares our beliefs.
Perhaps most importantly, Andy said that belief is the tool that God gave us, to become who we are supposed to be. We can use it for good, or we can use it for bad, but make no mistake…belief is a weapon.
I’m sure my jaw was on the floor, the whole time. In 35 minutes, Andy summarized all that I know to be true about this crazy healthy life.
You might be wondering what any of this has to do with yoga, since I committed to write about yoga every day this month. The power of belief has everything to do with yoga, because yoga gives us disciplines that sharpen our beliefs, and teach us to use them purposefully.
Andy’s sermon will be online at the Buckhead Church website sometime this week, for those who want to check it out.
In the meantime, consider what you believe. Do your beliefs ground you, and allow you to live authentically? The truth of who you are is already within you, waiting to be revealed, and it starts with being sure of your beliefs.