"According to your faith, be it unto you."
Life is the canvas and you are the painter. It is no more difficult to paint health than sickness. It is not harder to paint joy than to paint sadness. Painting prosperity is just as easy as painting poverty. So as long as God has given you the paintbrush and the canvas, why not paint what you DO want, instead of what you DON'T want?
Create a future filled with blessings.
Envision life working in your favor.
Don't set low expectations because you fear disappointment. Aim higher---you have no idea what you are capable of. If God has gifted you with desire, he has also gifted you with fulfillment. And that fulfillment comes from the same source as the desire: you!
So, see your desires fulfilled. By doing so, you are painting a good future on the canvas of life. The only thing that could hinder it is you. Be careful to only paint perfection. Don't just paint a picture of today, unless, of course, today is perfect, and you would like to experience more of today, tomorrow.
How do you paint? By focusing your attention. Whenever you focus on a subject in life---whether you are giving attention to the presence of it or the lack of it---that is a brush stroke. When you think about money, are you focused on abundance of it? If so, you are painting more and more abundance of money. But if you're focused on the lack of it, you are painting more lack of money.
Jesus told us to ask and to receive, so that our joy would be made full. The asking process isn't a verbal one. It isn't saying, "Dear God, would you please give me such-and-such." No, when you give birth to a desire, you are asking. When your car breaks down and you have a focused desire for a better car, you have just asked for a better car.
The beautiful thing is, as soon as you ask, it is given. Jesus promised us this. "Whatever you ask for, believe you have received, and it will be done unto you as you have believed."
The key here, is, of course, belief. When your car breaks down, it can be so easy to not only give birth to a strong desire for a better vehicle, but to also strongly focus on the lack of the thing you desire. This creates a tension in the realm of the unseen. You are juggling contradictory beliefs: One is that you strongly want and need the better car; the other is that you are strongly aware that you don't have it yet.
In this state of faith-tension, you will be prevented from actualizing the thing you desire. Yes, it is given. The fulfilled desire is literally yours, all around you, in your spiritual possession. But until you align yourself with the presence, rather than the absence, of it, your manifestation will stay in the realm of possibility rather than reality.
There are several radio stations transmitting frequencies all around you right now. If your eyes could perceive such fast wavelengths, you would see that these frequencies are everywhere. They are bouncing all around your face, even creeping inside your ears. Yet you can't hear the music. You have to be tuned into the frequency in order to hear the music that is theoretically there the whole time.
In the same way, your desires---all of them, every single one of them since you were born---are all around you. The frequencies of fulfillment are bouncing all around you, existing in a very real, but very unseen realm. All you have to do is tap into the frequency that matches your desire. All of a sudden you will be able to hear the music that has been playing all along.
So how can you tell if you are focused on the presence or the absence of any given desire?
The answer is, your emotions. Your emotions are a gauge that will always let you know the gap between the frequency of your desires and the frequency of your thoughts. The farther away your thoughts are from the fulfillment or the presence of the things desired, the more your emotions will scream in protest. You will feel emotional pain that lets you know, not that your circumstances are unwanted, but that your thoughts, your frequency, is quite distant from where your emotions know you need to be. All you have to do is slowly, carefully, gently, vigilantly move your thoughts in the direction of the presence of the things desired. The closer you reign in your thoughts and focus toward the wonderful and beautiful desires you've given birth to, the better your emotions will feel. They will tell you, "Yes, you're on the right track! Keep going in this direction!"
With enough practice, you will soon be able to taste and smell and hear the things you desire. You are literally drawing them to yourself and they are drawing you to themselves.
This is the creative process by which God created everything we see and know. We, who are created in the image and likeness of the Creator, have the same exact creative nature as our Father. We must learn to use the same creative process that He does. By doing so, we can take control of our lives. Rather than letting life happen to us, we begin to happen to life! This is the method of a powerful creator, a master artist.
Remember, it is "according to your faith," or "frequency" or "alignment." Your future is yours; it's up to you to paint your desires on the canvas of tomorrow!