When I saw The Lego Movie a couple years ago, it was life-changing. I found myself laughing at every joke, pondering the deeper questions of life, and marveling at its creativity.
If you haven’t seen the movie, I’ll give you some quick background information. The main character, Emmet, embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when he finds out that he is “the special.” He is the chosen one that has the special gifts and talents it takes to save their entire little lego world from impending doom. There is a part at the end of the film where Emmet is about to be sacrificed by the evil Lord Business. Things aren’t looking good. He’s tied up, about to be executed, as are all his friends.
Suddenly, his mentor Vitruvius pops up out of nowhere to give Emmet these words of wisdom: “the only thing anyone needs to be special is to believe that you can be. I know that sounds like a cat poster but it’s true. Look at what you did when you believed you were special. You just need to believe it some more.” You can see it all over Emmet’s plastic lego face that he’s grappling with this statement. He asks Vitruvius, “But how can I just decide to believe that I’m special when I’m not?” His mentor leaves him with this last inspiring piece of purpose, “Because the world depends on it.”
Vitruvius was right. We’d expect nothing less from a character who looks like Gandalf and fights like Yoda. What you believe about yourself changes everything.
When you think about it at first, it seems like it wouldn’t be true. How can something as small as a thought change your entire life? It can, though, because it’s the way we were designed. If you still feel skeptical, just experiment with this for a day. When working on a big project, cleaning your house, or when you’re faced with some other overwhelming task, decide that you’re only going to have positive thoughts. Instead of thinking, “I’m not good at this. This is going to be difficult;” think, “I am more than capable of doing this. I’m going to get this done in no time.” See how you feel after an entire day of thinking positive thoughts about yourself.
Here’s the second part of this lesson: What you believe about God changes everything too. You can believe God is a hard-to-please Taskmaster who only ever sees how you fall short or you can believe He’s a loving Father who adopted you into His family as a son or daughter. You can believe God withholds things from you on purpose, or you can believe He’s a Father who lavishes His kids with good gifts.
Here are five power beliefs that will change your life if you commit to believing them:
1. I believe God.
God keeps His promises. He does everything He says He will do. God only speaks truth, and it is not in His character to lie or promise something He can’t follow through on (Numbers 23:19).
2. I trust God.
God isn’t moody, and He doesn’t change His mind about us. He’s always looking at us through the eyes of a loving Father. He never leaves us. God knows not just the things we need, but also the things we want. God has a great plan for us. The future is bright in Him (2 Samuel 7:28).
3. I am powerful.
The words we say are powerful (Proverbs 18:21). The choices we make are powerful. That’s why God gave us the Holy Spirit, to help us make good decisions. We do not have to go through life feeling like a victim to circumstances. Many times we can do something to change them, but if not, we always get to decide how we will react to them.
4. I am valuable.
We are valuable to God. Each one of us is a dream of God’s heart that He brought into existence with specific gifts and characteristics. When we see the value God has for people, we treat ourselves and others with kindness and respect (Matthew 10:29-31).
5. I am significant.
God has a great plan, and we are part of it (Ephesians 2:10). It is not a mistake that each one of us is here on this earth, no exceptions. We each have a specific role to play in His story that’s unfolding on the earth.
You are the fruit of the intentional, purposeful design of a loving Creator. You carry incredible things that are unique to you. The world is waiting for people who are brave enough to bring all of themselves and change things for the better. Believe in your own significance, because like our friend Vitruvius said, the world depends on it.
Our beliefs change the atmosphere around us, as well as the one inside of us. Your sexuality isn’t just about what you do with your body. It’s about what you believe in your spirit, what you think in your mind, and how you steward your emotions as well. If you’re interested in learning more about walking out health and wholeness in each of these areas, check out our digital course below.