Allowing God to Bless Me

We’re thrilled to be introducing Elizabeth Murphy as a Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate!

Liz has made a tremendous contribution to the Rare Faith community through her connections and skills in mentoring others. She has also been on her own journey of discovering how the laws and principles can help us achieve and receive more than we may have previously thought possible.

As always, I have a few questions for those who apply for graduation:

Q. What was your Phase 1 experiment (the inconsequential goal)?

I decided I wanted a $100 bill to go out to eat with my husband. We don’t have the opportunity or money to go out very often so I thought it would be a fun treat.

I tried to envision it, holding the crisp bill in my hand, the smell of it, the excitement of receiving it. Days went by but my $100 bill didn’t come.

I expanded my vision and saw my husband and I on our date paying with the $100 bill. Then I decided that I was going to give the remainder as a tip to our server. I reasoned that if $100 was truly inconsequential then it wouldn’t matter if it was all gone at the end of the date. I committed to that and brought up the excitement of paying and giving a generous tip.

Weeks went by and it still didn’t come. I shared my goal in my Mindset Mastery class and one participant decided she wanted to use that as well.

… She didn’t resonate with a date with her husband quite yet so she adjusted her goal to receive $100 for other things she needed.

As soon as she made that adjustment, she received hers within a couple of days! I really got frustrated and confused. Was my mindset not right? Did this goal not resonate with me? Did I need to adjust? But what should I adjust to?

This was truly an inconsequential goal so why didn’t God just give it to me? Why do I need to wait? Obviously I wasn’t very graceful in my thoughts during this time. It had been weeks and I thought I was doing my best! I wasn’t receiving spark ideas and felt ignored.

Then it happened. One day, my parents told me they had an early Christmas present for me. They presented me with a bank envelope. I received not just one, but multiple $100 bills.

I felt some gratitude but not the extreme gratitude I was expecting. I felt like this must not be it because I didn’t do anything. I didn’t do any work to bring this or attract it towards me.

I discussed it with one of my mentors who then taught me a very profound truth. I did, in fact, do something:

I gave God an opportunity to bless me. I opened myself up and was willing and ready to receive.

As someone who has had a struggle with the ability to receive I realized this was a big deal. My mentor taught me that I have big faith. I received more than I could have imagined from this experience. God loves me. He wants to bless me. Through me, He can bless those I love and care for.

I am excited to go on my date.

Sometimes we dream small because it’s safe. Elizabeth has shown what can happen from dreaming big, believing God wants to bless us, and not giving up on our goals even when it looks like nothing is happening.

“When it seems that nothing is happening, God is up to something.” – Leslie Householder

Q. What would you tell someone who is facing a fear right now?

It’s ok to be afraid. What was the result last time you were afraid? Was the result impacted by your fear?

At the end of the program, she left these final words:

Just finished my Mindset Mastery course and it was everything I hoped it would be.  It was the first time I was able to set a significant inconsequential goal and was able to receive it!  Would definitely recommend.

Congratulations, Elizabeth! Keep up the great work!!

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Leslie Householder
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