Your mind is designed in two major parts, the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious part of the mind chooses what you will believe. The word conscious means aware of one’s self as a “thinking being”, knowing what one is doing and why. The subconscious indicates something occurring without conscious perception of the normal mental process. The subconscious is a controlled mental activity from deep within. There is another area called conscience which denotes right and wrong. It leads to feelings of shame based on stored ethical principles that are violated. For this article, however, I will focus only on the subconscious The subconscious mind is programmed, and human beings are the only creatures that are self-programmable. For example, repeat anything long enough and it will be written in your subconscious and begin to become you, whether it’s negative or positive. Some call it a “habit.” It’s like the hard drive of a computer which has pre-programmed responses. Some say that 95 percent of the decisions we make in a day are subconscious, like how we respond to people, or what we do without consciously deciding to do it. Jesus teaches, “. . . If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believes” (Mark 9:23).
The programming process is that our conscious mind chooses what we believe . . . what you can do, have, and be. By the time we are twelve most of our opinions and beliefs are shaped. Through our parents, the media, good or bad experiences, and our environments, our beliefs have been shaped.Those beliefs are written on your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind then uses this information to direct and control your life. The subconscious mind never argues with the conscious mind. It (the subconscious) takes whatever it is told but makes decisions based on what it believes. Even though some beliefs are not true, they become true to you. If you try and go outside of your core belief, it will sabotage your circumstance to prove to you that your decision to leave your comfort zone was wrong.
Another thing about the subconscious is that what you believe is what your mind draws to it. The subconscious is like a magnet. If you believe you can’t do something or have something, your mind will work 24 hours a day to draw to it everything you need so you don’t. This same principle holds true in reverse, it will lead you to what you believe you can have or create it for you. When you are not in an environment or situation that does not match the picture that you have internally (Self Image) your subconscious will go to work to change the environment or move you to an environment that matches your internal picture. Because of wrong thinking or beliefs people are drawn to bad relationships, bad business deals, and generally negative circumstances. It wasn’t “bad luck.” Their subconscious is only manifesting what they believe. It is creating your world from the inside out. Some people, no matter what you teach them, remain in the same state. Why? Their belief system is dictating their life and it was never reprogrammed. We should want nothing less than what God desires for us. And He said, “. . . I’ll give you only the best . . .” (Isaiah 60:17; Message Bible Translation).