bringing something tangible into your life through thought or belief.
Although there are many definitions of manifestation, manifestation in simple terms is something that you really want to happen for you and truly believe it is possible. Basically, whatever you focus on is what will manifest. So…will it really work for you is the real question?? For years, I wanted so many things to manifest for me. I wanted to be an entrepreneur, a millionaire, drive a Range Rover, travel often, and do so many lavish things. The problem was not that I wanted all of those things, the problem was that I didn’t believe in my mind that I could have them. I didn’t believe that they were attainable and I didn’t believe that I deserved them. I really couldn’t see it or believe it, I just wanted it. For many of us, we do not believe because of bad experiences from the past, never seeing anyone in our family or close to us with these things, or because things didn’t manifest for us when we thought they should have. This has kept us stagnated, complacent, and in a state of unbelief. It has kept us in a place where we are ok with mediocrity and are content with having just enough.
Lately, manifestation has been a term that has been trending a lot and most have coined the term and are using it with no confidence or assurance that what they are wanting to manifest will actually happen for them. Self-doubt, fear, and uncertainty are just a few reasons why some aren’t confident that these things will manifest for them. If we cannot believe it, we cannot receive it! It is basically like having faith, the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Although we can’t see it, we have to believe that it will happen for us. And how does that look? How do we practice the art of believing that something will happen for us? We have to start by changing the way we think. My thought process changed once I began to read my bible more and surround myself with people who were successful. The more I read my bible, the more God began to speak to me and release creativity and ideas. The more I hung around successful individuals, the more it made what I wanted to manifest seem more attainable. However, it didn’t just stop with believing I could attain these things. I had to put action behind my belief because “Faith without works is dead.”
So, once you start believing that these things can and will happen for you, you have to start being intentional about what it is that you are wanting to manifest. For some, it may be to be healthier, lose weight, be better mentally, grow your relationship with God or a family member, or be in a better place financially. Once you have determined what it is that you are wanting to manifest, you have to start asking for what you want. This can be done in many different ways. You could make a vision board, write down a list, or speak them into existence/pray to God about them. Every year my family and I go on a corporate fast and each year we write down a list of things that we are believing God to do in our lives. I remember vividly at the end of 2017 as I was writing my list for our upcoming fast, the Lord specially spoke to me and said the title of your list should be the “manifestation list.” Without hesitation, I wrote at the top of my notes in my phone, “manifestation list.” I wrote down all the things that I was believing God for on that list and now I am able to go back to that list and literally check things off of it!! I don’t give credit to no type of energy or vibes but I give all the glory to God for divine instructions and honoring my requests. It wasn’t until I started believing that I could see myself with the things I wrote on my list that it started to manifest. Once I started receiving these things, I made sure to thank God for them because it was because of his word that I believed that I could have things. A scripture that really helped me believe was Jeremiah 29:11 and it says for I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I stand firm to that scripture and believe every word.
P.S. -Manifestation will happen for you once you start believing!!!
5 Tips to help with believing things will manifest for you:
1. Read bible/book for guidance, clarity, knowledge, and wisdom.
2. Reach out to someone for encouraging words/prayer whenever you feel stuck.
3. Do research on what it is you are wanting to manifest.
4. Align yourself with someone who has manifested what you are wanting to manifest.
5. Hang around positive people.
-V. Bradley ❤️✨