What Do You Believe?

Only You Can Answer That Question

What Do You Believe? | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

Your beliefs are a core part of creating a life He loves and you enjoy. So, this week’s article, the twelfth blog post in my summer series on relationships, is about what you believe. It’s also a reprint from our (Reggie and my) A Stitch in Time newsletter. I hope you enjoy reading today’s article whether reading for the first time or second!

I’m a sports fan, and one of the sporting events I like to watch is the Super Bowl. Three years ago, the New York Giants and New England Patriots played. At the time, the Patriots were undefeated at 18-0 and hoped to achieve the best record in NFL history. The only thing standing in their way was the Giants.

According to the sports broadcasters, “so-called” experts and armchair quarterbacks, this game would be a blowout. The point spread had the Patriots winning by at least 14. However, 53 individuals had other ideas; those 53 were the Giants. The game was a competitively close one. With a little over a minute left in the game, the Patriots finally took the lead.

Surely this was it. The Patriots would get the record as the only NFL team to go 19-0. However, with 38 seconds left in the game, the Giants scored the winning touchdown and won the game 17-14.

“We had the belief in each other that no matter what, we were going to win this game.”

Michael Strahan

What was it that worked in the Giant’s favor in spite of all the odds against them? What was it that kept them thinking they could still win this? What was it? In the post-game interviews, Giants defensive end Michael Strahan said, “We had the belief in each other that no matter what, we were going to win this game.”

And that’s what I want to focus on: WHAT’S YOUR BELIEF? All too many times, we go by what others say and even by what we see take place with others. This is true even in relationships. And this belief goes both ways. Because of what others say or what others do, we conclude either “I can’t be single,” or “I can’t be in a relationship.” However, the REAL ISSUE is what do you believe?

In life, the question is never what others say I can or can’t do. The question always comes down to what you believe. For example, when it came to being in a relationship with Dawn, it never was a question of what others thought or said. And, it wasn’t even what I thought about past relationships. The question was and always will be, “What do I BELIEVE now?” For instance, instead of believing that women only like bad boys, I believe that being a gentleman is still valuable. I also choose to believe that being nice does not always mean you will finish last as the saying goes.

Until next time,
Reggie

Summer Series on Relationships:

Questions:

  • What do you believe about relationships?
  • How does knowing your belief is key make you feel?
    • Acknowledge both positive and negative emotions and why you feel them.

I invite you to share your thoughts and feelings with me via social media on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

Until next time,

Dawn Mann Sanders

Cord of Blue divider | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice
7 Day Creation Email Series iphone mockup | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

An Opportunity to Create

A Fresh & Fruitful Approach to Your Creativity

Tap into your God-given creativity by engaging creatively through this FREE 7-day devotional email series.

share the post

6-week devotional email series

Shine New Light on Your Next Beginning!

Is there a way to embark on a new beginning with a fresh perspective, greater confidence and an abundance of positive energy?
God’s answer is, “Yes.”

Reading the Bible | Dawn Mann Sanders | Christian Author and Motivational Speaker | Biblical Relationship Advice

related

On the Blog

More insights into how to align your life with God’s plan for you…

An Opportunity to Create

A Fresh & Fruitful Approach To Your Creativity

Tap into your God-given creativity by engaging creatively through a FREE 7-day devotional email series.

6-week devotional email series

Shine New Light on Your Next Beginning!

Is there a way to embark on a new beginning with a fresh perspective, greater confidence and an abundance of positive energy? God’s answer is, “Yes.”

6-week devotional email series

Shine New Light on Your Next Beginning!

Embark on new beginnings with an abundance of positive energy through a FREE 6-week devotional email series.