I heard a close surrogate of Donald Trump say this after the debate, “If he was doing this for his whole life, he’d be the greatest politician in the history of the world.” #Debate and it dawned on me that this is the logical conclusion of self-affirmations devoid of Christ. They have built their entire fabric on “big” public self-affirmations.
How could one possibly say you would have been the best in the history of the entire world at something. Even thinking logically about this doesn’t make sense. The question they should answer is this “Is he the best ever in the world at what he has been doing his whole life?” The answer is “No”.
There was a post world war II movement which arose that emphasized self-belief backed with powerful affirmations. Creations of your own imagination with no basis anywhere and if affirmed continually you will come to believe it and the world around you will eventually take the shape of your belief system. It sounds like the God kind of faith, but it simply is not.
God didn’t create the world out of nothing, He created it from “things that do not appear”.
Hebrews 11: 3 “Through faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God; so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Self-talk is different from the confession of faith. Faith in God has the reality of things as they are in the spirit realm as its foundation. Self-talk believes things become because I say them, Faith believes the things I say, are the things that really are, and so they become in my life.
I have met people who are products of this self-talk, self-belief ideology. I have always found them to live in an alternate world where they believe things about themselves that doesn’t make sense. They talk down on people and believe that by acting with a sense of supremacy over “authority figures’ it shows they have arrived. Many weak minds around them carry their voice and speak unto others about their “greatness”. It’s about creating an alternative universe until one day the bubble bursts.
It’s about you become a genius by calling yourself a genius and not by studying to acquire knowledge.
I have found that they belittle people that associate with them, many-a-times using code words that might go unnoticed to affirm their supremacy. They attribute to themselves the success of others when in reality their contributions were insignificant to the whole. This mindset is founded on the ideology that believes “I can become whoever I will myself to be by affirming myself to be that”.
This belief system continues until the world around them begins to fall apart, or the viable institutions that they actually rode on to that place start to reject them. This kind of baseless affirmations simply leads to delusions of grandeur, an over-estimation of self.
Originally posted by Pastor Poju Oyemade on his Facebook Page