In the Charles Haanel’s, Master Key System, in chapter 11, he reminds us of the Bible scripture that says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them” (Mark 11:24). Another translation, and the one that I use states, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.“ ~NKJV
The scripture immediately before verse 24 states, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” (Mark 11:23, NKJV). I would think that these two scriptures would go hand in hand, and not be separated when talking about belief, but at least in this case, they were.
It’s easy to see why they are both important. We, as humans, run into many mountains in our lifetime, and some of them, without strong belief, can crush us. We must believe! It’s very important but, sadly, the desire to believe is trained out of us from a very young age.
Think about the little boy, or girl, when talking about how much they love to swim exclaims, “When I grow up, I’m gonna have an ginormous swimming pool inside of my house, and I’m gonna buy one for my neighbor, and my best friend, and my cousin Alex.” What would most rational adults say to a statement like that? ”Oh, no. That’s not possible”. “Oh, that’s silly, stop dreaming and get real.” ”Now come on Paul, stop day dreaming, and act like a grown up”. On and on it goes, until we forget how to dream, and dream big, or we are afraid if we do, we’ll be ridiculed.
I’ll tell you this, if not dreaming means you have grown up… Then no thank you, I’d rather dream like a child, than waste away as an adult. When dreams are dashed, so are beliefs, and when you think of the young dreamer, don’t you think that he truly believes his dreams with all his heart. I think so.
I decided, even before starting the Master Key Master Mind Alliance, that I will not settle for being an adult in the sense that my dreams no longer matter. I’ve learned, while in Mark Januszewski’s, MKMMA course, how to vividly dream again, how to truly think, and how to truly believe, and connect with my Lord and Savior. I can see my dreams and my future clearly, and it’s so bright, that I have to wear shades. I dream big… Like a child.