How Your Belief Affects Your Behavior

King Solomon wrote, "As [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he" (Prov. 23:7).

This is a parable rooted in my observation of life in Uganda, Africa.

There is a huge bull, with large, pointed horns. He is about 800-1,200 pounds. This huge guy is held by a tiny thin rope.

There is a small girl. She weighs less than 80 pounds and has a big stick. When she whacks the bull, it moves in the direction of her choosing.

In your mind and life, you are either the little girl with the big stick or the huge bull held by a tiny thin rope. The bull believes it is stuck, and that belief then becomes its reality. The bull is not aware of its potential, so it remains stuck.

The girl believes she is in charge of that bull, and she is.

Your beliefs and choices shape your reality—for better or worse. So when you choose to believe something, make sure it's the truth because the truth sets you free, while lies keep you stuck.

Click here to see what We See Jesus Ministries were doing in Africa.

Adam LiVecchi is the senior pastor of Rescue Church and the founder of We See Jesus Ministries. He is also the author of Go Preach Heal. You can find out more about the ministry and connect at

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