There is always a natural law or an eternal principle that can be applied to solve the problems we as humans face. Brian Regan has a routine about pop-tarts having instructions printed on the package – the joke is that it is hard to imagine someone standing with a pop-tart and being totally stumped about “How do I get this goodness in me?!” Principles are powerful to change people’s lives, but we have that same dilemma – “How do I get this goodness in me?!” There is a five-part theory of change that outlines our challenge. In order for principles to truly create change in someone’s life they have to go through a predictable process:
1. Encounter – you have to first encounter or be exposed to the principle
2. Recognize – something about the encounter has to ring with you to recognize the principle as truth. This is the “aha” experience that many will have in a great presentation, or the spiritual confirmation of truth.
3. Embrace – this is the process of getting the principle into your neural pathways, so it becomes part of how you actually think on a habitual basis – sending the belief into the subconscious mind.
4. Live – it does no good to have a principle in your mind unless you can get it into your shoes, so that it walks around in your life.
5. Share – once a principle creates meaningful change, freedom, and liberty in your life, you are almost compelled to share it with others – this step often comes and follows very naturally when the others happen.
Seriously (or maybe to be less serious for a moment) take 3 ½ minutes to watch the following clip – a laugh right now will shrink whatever problem you were working on before I interrupted you!
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Thanks for sharing the laugh. Now, if we just had micro-wave instructions to get those principles of prosperity ‘in-me’.
Thanks for the timely message. I can recognize this process in my own progression.
The Brian Regan clip is hilarious. Thanks for sharing. It did brighten my day, but your M-Power message was not an interruption. I look forward to them every week. Thanks for blessing my life.